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marzipan layer

marzipan layer the stockbroking executives ranking immediately below the partners in a firm. The expression, recorded from the early 1980s, makes figurative use of the layer of almond paste lying beneath the sugar icing of a cake. Although it is not the top layer, it is nevertheless rich and somewhat luxurious.

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