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pecking order

noun
variants: also peck order

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the way in which people or things in a group or organization are placed in a series of levels with different importance or status
  • As an assistant manager, he was pretty low in the company's pecking order.

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The first known use of pecking order was in 1927

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“Pecking order.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pecking%20order. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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