low man on the totem pole

noun

Definition of low man on the totem pole

: the person with the lowest rank : the least important or least powerful person

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“Low man on the totem pole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low%20man%20on%20the%20totem%20pole. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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