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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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Quetta is the seventh city to be added to StormFiber's coveted Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network, joining the ranks of Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Hyderabad, Faisalabad and Peshawar.
Now the head of Kuwait's national oil company Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) is joining the ranks of those warning that by 2020, oil demand will be 'enormous' as the low global investments we've seen since 2014 begin to catch up with supply.
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.
Paradoxically, building a top global business is tougher than joining the ranks of global billionaires.
Reflecting on the possibility of Newcastle joining the ranks of foreign-owned clubs, he said: "Clubs are now being bought as toys.
Barnes becomes the 63rd AIA Gold Medalist, joining the ranks of such visionaries as Frank Lloyd Wright, Thomas Jefferson, I.M.
Joining the ranks of EAF steelmakers with facilities in all three North American nations is Europe's Mittal Steel.
We look forward to YOU joining the ranks of this accomplished group!
It is no wonder, then, that insurers are joining the ranks of companies creating information-technology governance structures to institutionalize IT procedures and standards for quality and cost management.
Frank Serpico had always dreamed of joining the ranks of New York's finest.
Anglicans in Australia are looking askance at the possibility of their Sydney archbishop joining the ranks of "flying bishops" to look after dissident parishes in England.
Those joining the ranks of AIDS activists must have training and mentoring.
Joining the ranks of e-card veterans such as Blue Mountain Arts (http://www.bluemountain.com/ ) are the traditional publishers of cards for special occasions, such as Hallmark (http://www.hallmark.com/ ) and American Greetings - for those who care enough to procrastinate with the best.
The following communicators passed the IABC accreditation exam, joining the ranks of members who have earned the right to use the ABC (Accredited Business Communicator) designation.
Soon, we will face the reality of black-owned companies joining the ranks of the Fortune 500.