Climbing a greasy pole

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A pole dancer and purple tights bending backwards reaching for the pole.This is a metaphor art piece about women trying to climb up in their job career.... The climbing of a greasy pole is a metaphor for the difficulty in reaching the top of one's career.[12][13][14] This metaphor was used in a well-known quote in Britain by Benjamin Disraeli after becoming the Prime Minister in 1868, "I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole."[