Sep 13, 2019

Rank and File – Idioms and Phrases – Meaning and Examples

Written by


the ordinary people who do not hold any rank or position in an organization


This phrase originated from the military personnel formation. The troops will stand in a rank (row), and in file (line).

rank and file


Jerry is a member of the rank-and-file group, but still they are working hard to move up the ladder.

Your book is so philosophical that it is difficult to penetrate the rank-and-file.


Article Categories:
Idioms and Phrases

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *