foot soldier

foot soldier


: a soldier who marches and fights on foot

: a person who does active and difficult work for an organization or cause

Full Definition of FOOT SOLDIER

:  a person likened to an infantryman especially in doing active and usually unglamorous work in support of an organization or movement <foot soldiers in the war against drugs>

Examples of FOOT SOLDIER

  1. foot soldiers in the war against drugs
  2. <he's been a foot soldier for several environmental organizations over the years>

First Known Use of FOOT SOLDIER




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