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Ranks

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Risen from the ranks. From mean origin; a self-made man. A military term applied to an officer who once served as a private soldier. Such an officer is now often called a “ranker.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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