rank & file

1. noun Ordinary members who are not in a position of leadership, authority, or power. The giảm giá khuyến mãi was rejected by a large majority of the rank and tệp tin within the union.2. adjective sầu Everyday; ordinary; not in a position of authority or power. Often hyphenated. The scandal appears to go beyond rank-and-tệp tin officers all the way to lớn the heads of the police force. Everyone assumes I make a lot of money because I work in the film industry, but the pay for a rank-and-tệp tin crew thành viên is actually pretty low.See also: and, file, rank

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Lit. regular soldiers, not the officers. I think there is low morale ahy vọng the rank and tệp tin, sir. The rank và file usually vày exactly as they are told. 2. Fig. the ordinary members of a group, not the leaders. The rank và file will vote on the proposed contract tomorrow. The last contract was turned down by the rank and tệp tin last year.See also: and, tệp tin, rank

rank & file

Followers, the general membership, as in This new senator really appeals lớn the rank and file in the labor unions. This expression comes from the military, where a rank denotes soldiers standing side by side in a row, and file refers to soldiers standing behind one another. The first recorded figurative use of this term was in 1860. See also: and, tệp tin, rank

rank & file

The rank & file of an organization are its ordinary members rather than its leaders. He gave sầu the sort of speeches the rank và file wanted lớn hear.

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Note: Rank-and-file is often used before nouns. The take-home pay of a rank-and-tệp tin orchestra thành viên at the time was only 2.7 million lire per month.See also: và, tệp tin, rank

rank and file

the ordinary members of an organization as opposed khổng lồ its leaders. The notion behind the expression is of the ‘ranks’ và ‘files’ into lớn which privates & non-commissioned officers form on parade.See also: and, tệp tin, rank

(the) ˌrank và ˈfile

(the) ordinary members of a group or an organization: I can see that you are happy with the plan but what will the rank & file think? ♢ The rank-and-file members don’t elect the leader. OPPOSITE: (the) top brassIn the military, the rank & tệp tin are ordinary soldiers who are not officers.See also: &, tệp tin, rank

rank và file

n. the common members of something. What will the rank & file think of the proposal? See also: &, tệp tin, rank

rank và tệp tin, the

The general population; followers rather than leaders. This term comes from the military, where it means soldiers & noncommissioned officers as opposed to lớn officers. Both words actually refer khổng lồ specific lineups, a rank meaning men aligned side by side và a file men standing behind one another. It is the soldiers và noncommissioned who line up in this way, with the officers standing in front or lớn the side. The military expression dates from the sixteenth century. In the late eighteenth century it began lớn be applied figuratively khổng lồ the general membership of a large group or the individuals in a series. Robert Burns did so in First Epistle lớn Davie (1784): “The words come skelpan, rank and file.”See also: và, rankSee also:

rank & file

Idiom(s): rank & fileTheme: PEOPLE the members of a group, not the leaders. (Fixed order.)• The rank and file will vote on the proposed contract tomorrow.• The last contract was turned down by the rank & file last year.

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n. phr. Ordinary people; the regular membership of an organization; the enlisted privates in the Army. The general usually inspects the rank và tệp tin on specific national holidays. The secretary of the association sends letters annually lớn the rank & tệp tin.
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