come up from/through the ranks

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Definition of come up from/through the ranks

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

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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 9 Aug. 2020.

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