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the low man on the totem pole

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someone who has the least important position in an organization: He started as the low man on the totem pole and worked his way up to be manager.
(Definition of the low man on the totem pole from the Cambridge Advanced Learners 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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