card-carrying member


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a card-carrying member (of something)

A certified member of a particular group or organization; someone who has paid the dues necessary to be part of a group. I never knew until he was on his deathbed that my father was a card-carrying member of the Freemasons. I'm afraid only card-carrying members of the union can be given any regular shifts on the docks.
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card-carrying member

Fig. an official member of some group, originally, the communist party. Bill is a card-carrying member of the electricians union.
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Pope Francis, born Jorge Bergoglio, is the son of a Buenos Aires train driver and a card-carrying member of San Lorenzo, one of Argentina's best known clubs.
She is a fully paid up card-carrying member of the Ukrainian Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist).
Asked why DIKO did not have a problem with Kadis' appointment to education, party spokeswoman Christiana Erotocritou said Kadis was not a card-carrying member and thus was under no obligation to adhere to party decisions.
With his tattered work shirts and his left-wing politics, Seeger looked the part of the man of the people, a card-carrying member of the 99 percent.
UNLIKE Paul McCartney, Pamela Anderson and Simon Cowell, I am not a card-carrying member of PETA.
We are looking at ways to counter the rise of an ideological brand of conservatism that, for lack of a better word, is more anti-establishment than it has been in the past," one card-carrying member of the establishment said.
I've been a card-carrying member of the Labour Party for 20 years and never liked Mrs Thatcher but their behaviour was disgraceful.
DeLong (management practice and organizational behavior, Harvard Business School) admits he is a card-carrying member of this group.
Even though I'm now a card-carrying member of AARP, the wait between the end of one deer season and the start of the next still seems to drag on forever.
Singh, a former teacher from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, says he would be "honoured" to become a card-carrying member of the BNP.
If l wasn't a card-carrying member of the Labour Party I'd almost swear I was becoming a socialist.
As a card-carrying member of an increasingly large number of consumers who frequently base their purchase decisions on how a product is packaged, I was happy to have a chance to check out Packforum Americas, Sealed Air Corp.
His down-to-earthness no doubt won him a decent share of Sunday's vote, he's proud to be a card-carrying member of the Hoy-polloi.
My grandfather, the sole biggest person of influence over my life, was a red-flag-flying card-carrying member of the Labour party from birth until his death five years ago.
But the match means far more than hard cash to Ranson and, in particular, his 17-year-old son Sam - a card-carrying member of the Geordie nation and a Magpies fanatic.
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