趣味短语：普通成员 Rank and file
Rank and file
【英文解释】the main body of members of an organisation, excluding officials, leaders, etc
【短语来源】In parade-ground terminology a rank is a line of troops standing shoulder to shoulder and a file is one in which they stand one behind the other. The rank and file are therefore the whole body of ordinary troops in a formation. Officers on parade stand outside it.
在阅兵场，rank是指并排而立的一行，file是指前后成队的一列，所以the rank and file就是指方阵列队的整体。
【有例有句】1.I have friends in high positions and friends in the rank and file. 我有地位高的朋友，也有地位低的朋友。
2.The trade union leader has been elected from members of the rank and file.工会领袖是从普通会员中选出来的。