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English definition of “card-carrying member”

card-carrying member

noun [C]     /ˌkɑːd.kær.i.ɪŋˈmem.bər/ US  /ˌkɑːrd.ker.i.ɪŋˈmem.bɚ/
A card-carrying member of an organization is an active and involved member : My brother's a card-carrying member of the Communist Party .Supporters, members and defendersBelievers and non-believers
(Definition of card-carrying member noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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