join the ranks (of something)

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join the ranks (of something)

To become a part or member of a large group or organization. Hey, I heard you'll be joining the ranks at our office next month. Congratulations! Each year, more and more people join the ranks of those whose livelihoods were destroyed by the economic recession.
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Well, maybe they haven't outright said the game is against Daesh, but the self-described "awareness program," called "Don't Be a Puppet: Pull Back the Curtain on Violent Extremism," is an attempt by the FBI to discourage American youth from joining the ranks of extremist groups.
Joining the ranks of EAF steelmakers with facilities in all three North American nations is Europe's Mittal Steel.
The exodus of artistic industrial types to the Pacific Northwest continues with Bryce Kanights joining the ranks in Portland, Oregon.
Sudden oak death (SOD), a plant disease found in California and Oregon, continues to claim new victims, with seven more plants joining the ranks of the afflicted.
Frank Serpico had always dreamed of joining the ranks of New York's finest.
Joining the ranks of such sitcoms as Frasier and Roseanne, Fox TV's much-loved animated series The Simpsons is airing what may be television's next classic "gay episode.