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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “a cog in a/the machine”

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a cog in a/the machine

disapproving
a member of a large organization whose job, although necessary, makes them feel as if they are not important
(大機構中的)小職員;不可或缺但無足輕重的人,小人物
I decided to set up my own business because I was tired of just being a cog in a machine.
我決定創立自己的公司,因為我厭倦了在大公司中做個微不足道的小人物。
People of little importance
Translations of “a cog in a/the machine”
in Chinese (Simplified) (大机构中的)小职员, 不可或缺但无足轻重的人,小人物…
(Definition of a cog in a/the machine from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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