come up from the ranks(redirected from she came up from the ranks)
come up from the ranks
To reach a prominent position after serving in subordinate ones. Those employees trust Stu because they know that he came up from the ranks and once held the same low-level positions that they have now. The only way you'll come up through the ranks here is by putting in enough time and hard work.
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