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pecking order

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
informal HR
the level of importance of people in a social group, at work, etc: further/lower down the pecking order Employees are lower down the pecking order in private equity than shareholders.at the bottom/top of the pecking order As one of many creditors, Mr Dixon is at the bottom of the pecking order.
Translations of “pecking order”
in Chinese (Traditional) 長幼尊卑制度, 權勢等級…
in Chinese (Simplified) 等级排序…
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