at the bottom of the food chain

at the bottom of the food chain

At or occupying the position of least importance or influence in a social, corporate, or political hierarchy. As an intern, you're always at the bottom of the food chain, so be prepared to do whatever anyone else tells you to do.
See also: bottom, chain, food, of
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Micro-algae is at the bottom of the food chain and is eaten by fish, which are consequently rich in omega-3, so we knew it was a good source," she said.
Huh, I didn't realize how bad it really was to be at the bottom of the food chain.
At the bottom of the food chain are the aspiring young actors or jockeys.
First I would probably place men at the bottom of the food chain.
Likewise for the silverfish, Antarctic krill and crystal krill at the bottom of the food chain.
Ants are also at the bottom of the food chain, serving as a vital food source for birds and other small animals.
It does break down, but only into tiny, invisible pieces, which are ingested by creatures right down at the bottom of the food chain.
plankton) Plankton is at the bottom of the food chain.
The program aims to impact and benefit the small, poor farmers and farm workers, particularly women, who labor at the bottom of the food chain.
And if the meals for those down at the bottom of the food chain was dire there was also the problem of poorly ventilated Kitchens and sleeping in airless cupboards.
It has to do with the fact that CITU, the CPM- backed trade union, finds itself at the bottom of the food chain, so to speak.
Dispersants also make oil droplets small enough that they are bioavailable to microscopic organisms at the bottom of the food chain.
When you're at the bottom of the food chain all you can do is keep asking and keep sticking your hand out.
It is also at the bottom of the food chain, so whatever goes into the river in terms of contaminant is a danger.