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be a card-carrying member (of something)

To be a certified member of a particular group or organization; to have paid the necessary dues or fees 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. You'll have to be a card-carrying member of the union before we can give you any regular shifts on the docks.
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paid-up 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 paid-up member of the Freemasons. I'm afraid only paid-up members of the union can be given any regular shifts on the docks.
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member for Barkshire

A person with a loud, sharp cough that sounds similar to barking. Primarily heard in UK. Every morning, the old man woke up sounding like a member for Barkshire due to the lifetime of smoking that had taken its toll on his lungs.
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be a (fully) paid-up member of something

To be a certified member of a particular group or organization; to have paid the necessary dues or fees to be part of a group. I never knew until he was on his deathbed that my father was a paid-up member of the Freemasons. You'll have to be a fully paid-up member of the union before we can give you any regular shifts on the docks.
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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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the hearts and minds of (the members of some group)

The intellectual and emotional mindset of the members of some group, translated into trust, support, etc. The movie is critically acclaimed, but it remains to be seen whether it will capture the hearts and minds of the moviegoing public.
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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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a (fully) ˌpaid-up ˈmember, etc.


1 a person who has paid the money necessary to become a member of a group, etc: The society has got over 10 000 paid-up members.
2 (informal) a strong and enthusiastic supporter of a group, etc: He is a fully paid-up supporter of the Green Party.
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In addition, in hygiene care services framework, hygiene care modifications and public sector are supported by international organizations are like global bank and countries membered of economic cooperation.
Using Fischer-Hirschfelder-Taylor space filling models (Fischer) of the 2-(2-pyridyl) cyclopentanone and the 2-(2-pyridyl) cyclohexanone, the cycloalkane ring is rigid in both the enol and the keto form but steric interactions appear greater in the keto form of the cyclopentane ring and in the enol form of the cyclohexane ring thus favoring the enol form in the five membered ring and the keto form for the six membered ring.
A MAN, who says his DNA got onto a murdered woman's clothing accidentally, told a jury here membered seeing his own blood on her hands.
Though only "Thoughts on the Works of Providence" concerns itself directly with the celebration of God and of God's works, all of the above poems extend Wheatley's discourse on her re- membered Christianity.
Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council, 10 membered, held its first meeting this this week under the chairmanship of Bentley.
In zeolite A, the first extra-framework-cations to become mobile are the four sodium ions located in the eight ring (at five water molecules per unit cell) followed by the remaining eight sodium ions located on the six membered rings of the sodalite cages, which provide smaller contributions to the conductivity.
Chapters 3 to 8 are organized, as in volumes 1 and 2, from three membered to eight membered and larger rings, with subdivision based on number/variety of heteroatoms.
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