rank and file

  

Definition

The non-executive and non-managerial employees of a company. The term originates from the formations of military personnel, since troops would stand next to each other (rank) and in a line (file) when marching, while officers would march on the outside of the formation.

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  • Though Thomas now enjoys the corner office and title of "Exective Office Manager", he spent three years in the rank and file of the company.

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  • We had a rank and file group that actually wanted to move up in the company one day and that gave me a lot of confidence.

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  • The rank and file reference was made in relation to the hierarchy of leaders within the organization was we needed some clarity.

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