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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.
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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.
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.
As the most inexperienced worker in the factory you are on the lowest rung of the ladder until someone leaves and you replace them.
In the hierarchy of domestic workers, laboring in the suburbs and living with an employer is considered the lowest rung of the ladder because women are isolated without transportation and often are compelled to work hours without defined limits.
There was, however, one Gers fan who'd be happy for his side to start from the lowest rung of the ladder.
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