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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"As scrutiny committees have a majority membership from the ruling group, when it comes to the 'election' of scrutiny committee chairs, it's no coincidence that all Shropshire's scrutiny chairs are card-carrying members of the ruling group.
past THOSE who consider the rest of the EU as being the same as us (except for their accents), should remember (just a few decades ago) that many in one half of Germany were willing to shoot their fellow citizens who attempted to cross to the west, and card-carrying members of Romania's Nicolae Ceausescu's regime reported anyone who dare speak out of turn to his secret police, the Securitate!
Ceausescu not only needed Securitate secret police to ensure the people did what they were told, but any army of card-carrying members, who hid in the shadows listening-in to every conversation and meeting to ensure they followed the party line.
According to the address presented by the state Chairman of the party Mr Basil Ejidike, the members contended that most appointments and social security programs embarked upon by the Federal government were given to members of the opposition party, practically abandoning card-carrying members of the party.
'Public governance is not the same as leading a mere political party, where one (is) accountable mainly to the card-carrying members of the party.
behind Wal-Mart, has nearly 90 million card-carrying members. They spent $2.6 billion in membership fees in the fiscal year 2016, which accounted for the majority of its $3.6 billion operating income.
'[T]he bulk of the so-called yellows have abandoned the LP ship and are now card-carrying members of other parties such as the PDP-Laban, NUP and even NPC and aligned with Malacanang,' Pangilinan said.
Card-carrying members voted in nationwide elections in 14 districts to select candidates to represent constituencies in the next parliamentary election, scheduled to take place next year.
"Card-carrying members of al-Qaida do not satisfy the conditions that we set for members of the opposition," Zarif told reporters, ruling out any affiliates of the extremist group.
Those of us who count ourselves amongst the card-carrying members of the international electoral law fraternity/sorority tend to think of what it is that we do along these lines.
Each member that joins Camra receives PS20 worth of JD Wetherspoon real ale vouchers and hundreds of pubs across Britain offer Camra card-carrying members discounts in return for your trade through the Camra Pub Discount Scheme.
Every Wine Country Store in New Jersey will honor the discount for card-carrying members. You can purchase any 6 pack of craft beers and receive $1 off or any 12 pack and receive $2 off excluding any in-store specials or sale items.
Twenty-eight years on, though, it is the stuff of music industry legend, and is still used as shorthand for groups who take themselves a little too seriously and are unlikely to be card-carrying members of Mensa.
selected by popular ballots from card-carrying members. The decision to seek the mandate is likely to irk other leading Socialists
"So the Beatles were card-carrying members of the Victor Spinetti fan club."
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