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rank and filenoun [U]

us   /ˈræŋk ən ˈfɑɪl/
soldiers who are not officers, or the members of an organization who are not part of the leadership
(Definition of rank and file from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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rank and filenoun [S]

uk   us  
the ordinary members of an organization who do not have senior positions: Stories have started to circulate among the rank and file about tension mounting inside the union offices. She remains trusted and popular with the party rank and file.
rank-and-file
adjective [before noun]
rank-and-file employees/members/workers
(Definition of rank and file from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rank and file”
in Chinese (Simplified) 普通职工, 普通成员, 普通士兵…
in Chinese (Traditional) 普通職工, 普通成員, 普通士兵…
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