a card-carrying member (of something)

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a card-carrying member (of something)

A certified member of a particular group or organization; someone who has paid the dues necessary to be part of a group. I never knew until he was on his deathbed that my father was a card-carrying member of the Freemasons. I'm afraid only card-carrying members of the union can be given any regular shifts on the docks.
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card-carrying member

Fig. an official member of some group, originally, the communist party. Bill is a card-carrying member of the electricians union.
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My funeral plan came from the Co-operative Ltd direct - as I am a card carrying member.
Northern Ireland's European Tour rookie Rory McIlroy, playing in his first event as a full card carrying member of the Tour, made a storming start to his first round with an eagle at the 551 yard par-five third and was threeunder through eight holes after adding a birdie at the par-four sixth.
And his wife Sally is a card carrying member of the Labour Party.
But big questions still remain in my mind, ones which I assume I'll need to answer in order to be a card carrying member of the grownup gang.
For the record, I have never been a card carrying member of the DUP.
Is your chief reporter, Martin Shipton, a card carrying member of Plaid Cymru?
To prove it I am a card carrying member of the Campaign for Real Ale in Brighton.
Sorkin, the film's writer, penned one of the best speeches in recent cinematic history for Douglas: "Yes, I am a card carrying member of the ACLU," President Shepherd says, and proceeds to proudly defend the organization.
He will bring his own gallery to Riviera Country Club in his first local appearance as a card carrying member of the big tour.
This offer is open to any card carrying member of the Writers Guild of America who wants to share their creativity with the millions of customers who come through our restaurant each day to enjoy a little spice on their favorite Taco Bell menu items.
She was so well prepared, she was a card carrying member of the needle exchange programme in New York City.
Bryant is not unique in Welsh politics as the only Labour MP who used to be a card carrying member of the Conservative Party.
POTATO HEAD'S trademark positive outlook makes us proud to have him as a card carrying member of AARP," said Jim Parkel, President-elect of AARP.
An order of injuction restraining the 8th,9th, 10th and 11th defendants from interfering, manipulative and hijacking the activities of the Labour Party in Ogun State as they are not card carrying members of the Labour Party.