ivory tower

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a state of mind that is discussed as if it were a place

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THERE are always people - normally people who live in ivory towers - ready to pour cold water on any proposal which will benefit the people who actually do the hard graft in this country.
The 21-storey Burooj Residence and the 28-storey Ivory Tower both feature reception halls as well as many state-of-the-art amenities like swimming pools, gardens, gyms, recreational facilities, and multi-level parking," said Burooj Property Development managing director Mahmood Khalid Mahmood.
My life in an ivory tower included a spell as a Labour councillor, my friends included Eddie McGarry, convenor at Triumph Motor Co.
Tara Ross, professor of history at Onondaga Community College in New York, recently appeared on the 300th broadcast of the local Public Broadcasting Service broadcast of "The Ivory Tower Half Hour.
Come along, for an hour and see canny North Shields from an ivory tower.
Investors in Saudi developer Sokook's infamous Ivory Tower project still get notices of contract cancellations, a report said.
What does she know about normal life here when she lives in an ivory tower and is not subject to the same rules as the rest of us?
What is most refreshing about Sustainable Table is that it doesn't shout down from the ivory tower and proclaim a know-it-all stance on the best way to grow food.
Perhaps the professor, in his academic ivory tower, should be reminded that we are the fifth most successful club since the Premiership began, runners-up on two occasions, Uefa Cup semifinalists, also reaching the second stage of the Champions League and two losing FA Cup final appearances, all in the last 13 years.
But they had been on the site for 20 years and no-one asked them to move until Bono got it into his head that he needed a new ivory tower.
In a new book, Black Women in the Ivory Tower 1850-1954: An Intellectual History, author Stephanie Y.
95), Black Earth And Ivory Tower is a highly recommended addition to community and academic library Agricultural Studies, Farm Life Studies, and Social Issues reference collections.
They're a bunch of suits in an ivory tower trying to decide what we should see, what we shouldn't see.