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bottom of the food chain

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Definition


The lowest level in a corporate or social hierarchy.

Context : Social Life
Category: Loan Word
Semantic: low, powerless, weak

Usage of “bottom of the food chain”

  1. Paid interns are at the bottom of the food chain in corporations. Their voices are usually never heard and they will be the first to lose their jobs in a RIF.

Examples of idiom “bottom of the food chain” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'dfergification'
    dfergification:

    Some people are worried about the wrong things. In the real world MAJORITY of us don't matter. We're at the bottom of the food chain.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'CarolinasRoyal'
    CarolinasRoyal:

    The man at the bottom of the food chain gets fed. Ibra scores a penalty thanks to Messi's magic.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'acresofdiamond'
    acresofdiamond:

    Customer: A primitive life form at the bottom of the food chain.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Lovatron'
    Lovatron:

    It's really hard watching this hyena get killed by lions. Awful. If u ppl think ur life is hard, try being the bottom of the food chain