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the lowest rung of the ladder

The lowest, most basic position in a given group. Quarks are at the lowest rung of the ladder in the physical makeup of matter. Tech startups may start on the lowest rung of the ladder economically, but, given their business model, they have a very high potential for growth.
See also: ladder, low, of, rung
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The people on the lowest rung of the ladder - asylum seekers and immigrants who have nothing but the shirt on their backs, risking their own and their children's lives just for bare survival - are now being made the most horrific scapegoats.
MPs have been depicted as a form of pond life, routinely placed on the lowest rung of the ladder of esteem, trusted less than estate agents and journalists, the butt of every panel show gag, casually assumed to be venal, mendacious, vain, stupid or malevolent.
Unfortunately, in developing countries priorities of the governments about welfare of the people is on the lowest rung of the ladder.
Council employees on the lowest rung of the ladder are paid PS12,435 a year.
It helps workers on the lowest rung of the ladder to keep up with inflation.
A big critic of the unacceptable tackling and even less appealing standard of refereeing he's found on the lowest rung of the ladder, the midfielder has no wish to repeat the experience next season.
From the lowest rung of the ladder, Graham now holds the highest honour a golf club can bestow on a member in their 100th year.
They have experienced life at the lowest rung of the ladder of human experience and this legacy has stayed with us.
Bryant's last letter perfectly represents not just the lowest rung of the ladder that is public forum, but also the lowest rung of the ladder that is human behavior, that is, "Think as I do and do as I do or .
After all the promise of the narrow defeat in Puerto Madryn the Welsh team descended to the lowest rung of the ladder imaginable in Buenos Aires.
We're starting at the very lowest rung of the ladder and we're hoping to get to the top.
Arsenal finished 59 points ahead of Leicester, who sat on the lowest rung of the ladder.
The hot-shot's treble steered the top flight strugglers to a welcome 3-1 victory over DeMulders, a win that has taken them off the foot of the table and left 3M on the lowest rung of the ladder.
But increasingly we're finding more responsibilities are being placed on downtrodden staff who are on the lowest rung of the ladder and the lowest paid," said Ms Sandra Green, spokesman for Unison.
Unfortunately, considered the lowest rung of the ladder, they receive the least amount of credit.
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