One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘both the officers and the rank and file’
other ranks, soldiers and NCOs, lower ranks
common soldiers, ordinary soldiers, private soldiers, soldiers, men, troops
2‘the rank and file of the organization’
3‘a speech redolent with phrases designed to warm the hearts of the rank and file’
the people, the proletariat, the common people, the masses, the populace, the multitude, the commonality, the commonalty, the third estate, the plebeians, the crowd
derogatory the hoi polloi, the common herd, the rabble, the mob, the riff-raff, the canaille, the great unwashed, the ragtag, the ragtag and bobtail, the proles, the plebs
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