Marzipan layer



noun

the level of executives just below the partners in a firm; also called marzipan set
Examples

Marzipan layer refers to the layer of corporate executives just below the top-level “icing”. Most women who manage to break into the executive ranks seem to get stuck in the marzipan layer.
Word Origin

akin to marzipan as a ‘superficial layer or covering’
Usage Note

slang

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