an ivory tower
Meaning: You can say someone's in an ivory tower if they're in a place that separates them from everyday life, such as a university.
- People often complain that academics stuck in their ivory towers don't really understand the problems of the average person.
- Peter's dream is to get tenure in a university and spend the rest of his life hidden away in an ivory tower.
If Professor Jones didn't spend all his time in his ivory tower, he would
This entry is in the following categories:
Contributor: Matt Errey