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Daemon
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low man on the ladder

The person (not necessarily male) with the least amount of experience, authority, and/or influence in a social or corporate hierarchy. More...

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low man on the ladder — The person (not necessarily male) with the least amount of experience, authority, and/or influence in a social or corporate hierarchy.
Emel Rapchan
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low man on the ladder / Mr. Nobody

- I have seen situations where the low man on the ladder ended up as a decision-maker. I was able to get the business because I treated him with importance when he was Mr. Nobody. In another case

Here, there are other interesting expressions that can enlight this idiom:
- A "low man on the totem pole" is a person of no status or power, someone at the bottom of a hierarchy.
- It's the same as saying someone is "low on the pecking order" (a poultry analogy).
- Or even "the lowest rung of the ladder" (a, well, ladder analogy).
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