come up from/through the ranks

idiom

: to move up (in rank or status)
She came up from/through the ranks to become CEO of the company.

Examples of come up from/through the ranks in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The outlet reports that David Beckham’s son Romeo and former head coach Phil Neville's son Harvey have also come up through the ranks of Inter Miami’s youth squad. Sean Neumann, Peoplemag, 28 Aug. 2023 Shoigu did not come up through the ranks of the military. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, 26 June 2023 She's come up through the ranks at Blackhawk Ski Club in Middleton. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Feb. 2022 Having come up through the ranks via the NSA and the Pentagon, Easterly is used to offensive cyber operations. Brian Barrett, Wired, 13 Nov. 2021

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“Come up from/through the ranks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20up%20from%2Fthrough%20the%20ranks. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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