a card-carrying member (of something)

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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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However, it's pertinent to state here that the said author of the publication is a card-carrying member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and it's incontrovertible that he participated in all the elections conducted as a member of PDP.
The upset over Ogogo made Craig a card-carrying member of the "who needs 'em?
Owens was a card-carrying Member of the Tribe why else would you cast Paul Reiser?
Synopsis: Proud postmodern consumer and card-carrying member of the "I Hate Nature" Club, Michael Gurnow is content in his role as American literature professor at a Midwest college.
Just because Chairman Bautista is not a partisan, not a politician, not a card-carrying member of the President's Liberal Party and his club of classmates, shooters, and kindred spirits?
Cathy is a Diane Sawyer fan (Diane's mother was Cathy's third grade teacher), is a life-time member of Weight Watchers, and is a card-carrying member of AARP.
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).
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.
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