rank and file
Examples of rank and file in a Sentence
the chosen few might have the opportunity for a trip in the space shuttle, but it will be a while before the rank and file are taking space trips
Recent Examples of rank and file from the Web
Thus, what Republicans need is a means of allowing their conservative rank and file to vote against a DACA fix, without subjecting the rest of the party to the toxic political consequences of Breitbart’s immigration platform.
First, Xi would have to weigh whether the CCP leadership and the rank and file would put up with a move that would so clearly smack of regression in Chinese politics.
Their executives and board directors line their pockets and move on to the next thing, while the rank and file lose their jobs.
And though a little more detail would always be nice, Cruz is signaling that his main priority in these negotiations is toward further deregulation than moderates or the rank and file might be comfortable with.
That, for rank and file Republicans, should be absolutely terrifying.
Many rank and file followed them out the door, and key positions were filled by people who were not well-known in the clubby cybersecurity industry.
Almost every season the rank and file on my bathroom shelf march onto the sink basin to make room for the latest recruits in my ever-expanding army of lotions and potions.
So the rank and file was deeply angry and elected Mr. Trump.
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rank and file Synonyms
Synonymscommoners, commons, crowd, herd, hoi polloi, millions, mob, multitude, people, plebeians, plebs, populace, public, mass
AntonymsA-list, aristocracy, best, choice, corps d'elite, cream, elect, elite, fat, flower, pick, pink, pride, upper crust
Related Wordscattle, proletariat, rabble, rabblement, ragtag and bobtail, riffraff, rout, scum, tag, rag, and bobtail (or tagrag and bobtail), trash, unwashed; bourgeoisie, middle class
Near Antonymsgentility, gentlefolk (also gentlefolks), gentry, haute monde, nobility, patriciate, peerage, quality, royalty, society
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