One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having a higher rank or position in a particular hierarchy.‘higher-ranking police officers’
- ‘Despite losses against higher-ranking clubs, Silsden have not lost last season's knack of scoring goals.’
- ‘The issue was bucked upstairs to a higher-ranking commander.’
- ‘In China, and across much of Asia, people typically do not share challenging ideas with co-workers, certainly not with higher-ranking colleagues.’
- ‘His father was the one who coerced him to discontinue, by using his power to get the higher-ranking officials to throw him out.’
- ‘Another suggests that higher-ranking animals preferentially direct unprovoked aggression - a sign of dominance - toward the offspring of lower-ranking females.’
- ‘Other scheduled flights around the country were unaffected because the union allowed higher-ranking senior pilots to replace their striking colleagues.’
- ‘Our third place report score was enough to land us in seventh place behind the four teams completing the course and the two higher-ranking report scores.’
- ‘One researcher summarizes that older workers perform as well or better than younger workers and have higher-ranking interpersonal skills.’
- ‘She is currently one of the higher-ranking members of her sorority and doesn't want her geeky younger brother ruining her image.’
- ‘Since elephants have a clear hierarchy, Savage wanted to see if subordinates got nervous around higher-ranking members, much like some humans do.’
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