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English definition of “the low man on the totem pole”

the low man on the totem pole

US
someone who has the least important position in an organization : He started as the low man on the totem pole and worked his way up to be manager .Position and status in groups and organizationsEmployment status and types of work Grammar:Low or short?We use low for things which are not high, or which are close to the ground or to the bottom of something:
(Definition of the low man on the totem pole from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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