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pecking orders

noun
variants: also peck orders
plural of pecking order

Synonyms of pecking orders

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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“Pecking orders.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pecking%20orders. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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