rise through the ranks

Definition of rise through the ranks

  1. :  to begin a career (with a company or institution) with little power or authority and gradually gain more power and authority She rose through the ranks of the company to become president.

Word by Word Definitions

riseplay
  1. :  to assume an upright position especially from lying, kneeling, or sitting

    :  to get up from sleep or from one's bed

    :  to return from death

  1. :  a spot higher than surrounding ground :  hilltop

    :  an upward slope

    :  an act of rising or a state of being risen: such as

rankplay ranks
  1. :  luxuriantly or excessively vigorous in growth

    :  offensively gross or coarse :  foul

    :  grown too large

  1. :  row, series

    :  a row of people

    :  a line of soldiers ranged side by side in close order

  1. :  to arrange in lines or in a regular formation

    :  to determine the relative position of :  rate

    :  to take precedence of


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