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join the ranks (of something)

To become a part or member of a large group or organization. Hey, I heard you'll be joining the ranks at our office next month. Congratulations! Each year, more and more people join the ranks of those whose livelihoods were destroyed by the economic recession.
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Well, maybe they haven't outright said the game is against Daesh, but the self-described "awareness program," called "Don't Be a Puppet: Pull Back the Curtain on Violent Extremism," is an attempt by the FBI to discourage American youth from joining the ranks of extremist groups.
Joining the ranks of EAF steelmakers with facilities in all three North American nations is Europe's Mittal Steel.
The exodus of artistic industrial types to the Pacific Northwest continues with Bryce Kanights joining the ranks in Portland, Oregon.
Sudden oak death (SOD), a plant disease found in California and Oregon, continues to claim new victims, with seven more plants joining the ranks of the afflicted.
Frank Serpico had always dreamed of joining the ranks of New York's finest.
Joining the ranks of such sitcoms as Frasier and Roseanne, Fox TV's much-loved animated series The Simpsons is airing what may be television's next classic "gay episode.
Vice President of Technology Solutions Anna Frazzetto and the Colorado Market Vice President Mark Phillips are joining the ranks of Harvey Nash executives that currently provide personal comments and insights to a global audience of clients, prospects and other stakeholders via blogs.
Paul Ziajka continues to establish himself as a leading expert in cholesterol management, joining the ranks of top lipid experts around the country with his ABCL certification," Varner said.
We look forward to joining the ranks of major companies that are based in Winnipeg.
PHILADELPHIA -- Intellifit System Wins Editor's Choice Award, Joining the Ranks of the Fax, ATM and PC as Inventions That Have the Most Potential to Change People's Lives for the Better
Video game publishing is the fastest growing segment of the entertainment industry and is quickly joining the ranks of movies, television, and music in its prominence within our society.
In the meantime, we are pleased to be joining the ranks of outstanding emerging, and established, life science companies that are located in this neighborhood.
President and CEO Garry Ridge was also featured in the segment as CEO of the Week, joining the ranks of other well known CEOs receiving the honor.
Joining the ranks of these well-established licensees, are four new companies: Black and White Merchandising, will introduce a new line of Zoboomafoo footwear.
By becoming a member of the Metro Ethernet Forum, we are joining the ranks of major leaders in the telecommunications industry, including leading service providers, incumbent local exchange carriers and networking companies," said Charlie Wang, Metrobility's senior product manager.