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Chinese (Simplified) translation 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
(组织中)地位低微的人;基层;底层
He started as the low man on the totem pole and worked his way up to be manager.
他从基层做起,辛勤的工作终于使他升任经理。
Position and status in groups and organizationsEmployment status and types of work
(Definition of the low man on the totem pole from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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