the bottom of the ladder

the bottom of the ladder

the lowest rank Because she was just out of college, her job was at the bottom of the ladder.
Opposite of: top of the ladder
See also: bottom, ladder, of
References in classic literature ?
But they will run against the bottom of the ladder.
Near the bottom of the ladder, when he found no more support for his feet, he clung with his hands; at length, arrived at the last step, he let himself hang by the strength of his wrists, and touched the ground.
Pudd'nhead was still toiling in obscurity at the bottom of the ladder, under the blight of that unlucky remark which he had let fall twenty-three years before about the dog.
At the bottom of the ladder, a door opened, and shut after us immediately with a bang.
It was my first descent into the forecastle, and I shall not soon forget my impression of it, caught as I stood on my feet at the bottom of the ladder.
You have a hierarchy of values; pleasure is at the bottom of the ladder, and you speak with a little thrill of self-satisfaction, of duty, charity, and truthfulness.
And those at the bottom of the ladder find their dream of buying pushed even further from their grasp.
Some great horses have won this and Calipto is starting at the bottom of the ladder, as it were.
Remember the one-to-four rule: the bottom of the ladder should be one foot away from the wall for every four feet that the ladder rises .
At the bottom of the ladder in the index were Mizoram, Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.
The Blues climbed off the bottom of the ladder in their thrilling 110-106 win, which was new coach John Barker's first victory.
Muminova drew with Alina L'Ami of Romania, who is winless with one-and-a-half points at the bottom of the ladder.
The loss leaves them in third place ahead of their opponents, Croatia, who sit on the bottom of the ladder on goal difference.
I was greeted at the bottom of the ladder by one of the squadron AMEs.
Mark Merifield, Merlin Flex-Ability managing director, said: "We were looking for young, enthusiastic people with the right commitment and abilities who could start at the bottom of the ladder and forge a career with us.