bottom dog

bottom dog
noun
a person of low status
Hypernyms: ↑subordinate, ↑subsidiary, ↑underling, ↑foot soldier

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noun

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underdog.
[1880-85; by analogy with TOP DOG]

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bottom dog,
Informal. an underdog: »

The bottom dogs have remained on the bottom, sharing hardly at all in the advances that the income groups above them have made (New Yorker).


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