gatekeeper

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Synonyms for gatekeeper

someone who controls access to something

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It grasped a unique opportunity of becoming an energy gate-keeper for the supply of gas originating from Russia, Iran and Kurdistan.
People were seen arguing with the gate-keeper that why the rate was so high, while the staff deployed at the main gate said he had nothing to do with fixation of entry fee, adding it is the decision of high-ups.
At Llanbadrig Point, a small disused cliff quarry, now colonised by heath and grassland, attracts butterflies including wall brown, grayling and gate-keeper.
The Hot Rumour In Beirut Now Is That Assad Has Sent To Obama's Gate-Keeper - Chief Of Staff- Designate Rahm Emanuel - That His Special Forces Massed On The Lebanese Borders Will Disarm Hizbullah And All The Other Groups In Lebanon, If The New US President Gives Him The Green Light To Move Into The Small Neighbour And Gets The UN Court In The Case Of Hariri & Other Murders To Spare His Regime
It's my role as gate-keeper tomake a decision if there's a pressing need.
The mass media becomes the gate-keeper, in many ways dictating what topics people learn about, think about, and talk about.
On one occasion when the hall was packed in Cape Town and Aggrey arrived, the white gate-keeper refused to let him in.
Results suggest that the so-called gate-keeper model that filters access to specialty care through a generalist may not be the best approach for high-risk obstetric patients.
Algebra, "once solely in place as the gatekeeper for higher math and the priesthood who gained access to it, now is the gate-keeper for citizenship; and people who don't have it are like the people who couldn't read and write in the Industrial Age.
Indeed, though PBS was supposed to raise the general level of culture to which the mass audience was exposed, the very existence of a public broadcasting network tending to a particular slice of the demographic pie was a likely factor in the networks' abandonment of the cultural gate-keeper role they inherited from network radio.
In formulating its model, the study team posed the question, what if bacteria get past the gate-keeper and hide out in various tissues, invisible to the immune system?