card-car|ry|ing «KAHRD KAR ee ihng», adjective.
1. holding a card which signifies membership in an organization, or which entitles the holder to certain privileges: »

the millions of workers who are just card-carrying members and who take no interest in union affairs (Wall Street Journal).

2. being officially a member (of the organization specified): »

A New York actor testified he was a card-carrying Communist in 1946-47 (Wall Street Journal).

3. Figurative. being easily identified as (a special type); typical: »

... a card-carrying representative of the modern condition (New Yorker); ... the card-carrying capitalists of the labor movement (Harper's).

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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