Synonyms of the rank and file in English:

the rank and file


See definition of the rank and file

phrase

1‘both the officers and the rank and file’

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other ranks, soldiers and NCOs, lower ranks

common soldiers, ordinary soldiers, private soldiers, soldiers, men, troops

2‘the rank and file of the organization’

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ordinary members

grass roots

3‘a speech redolent with phrases designed to warm the hearts of the rank and file’

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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