marzipan layer

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

by analogy with the layer of marzipan below the icing on a Christmas cake

NounEdit

marzipan layer ‎(plural marzipan layers)

  1. (Britain, slang, finance) stockbroking executives immediately below the partners in a firm
  2. (by extension) all those just below the highest echelon in any sphere