the low man on the totem pole Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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the low man on the totem pole

US someone who has the least ​importantposition in an ​organization: He ​started as the low man on the ​totempole and ​worked his way up to be ​manager.
(Definition of the low man on the totem pole from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the low man on the totem pole”
in Chinese (Simplified) (组织中)地位低微的人, 基层, 底层…
in Chinese (Traditional) (組織中)地位低微的人, 基層, 底層…
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