(the) next rung on the ladder


(the) next rung on the ladder
the [first/highest/next etc.] rung on the ladder the first, highest, next etc. position, especially in society or in a job.

In our society, a nurse is hardly on the same rung of the ladder as a judge.

President of the Union at Oxford University was the first rung on the political ladder for him.


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  • (the) first rung on the ladder — the [first/highest/next etc.] rung on the ladder the first, highest, next etc. position, especially in society or in a job. In our society, a nurse is hardly on the same rung of the ladder as a judge. President of the Union at Oxford University… …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) highest rung on the ladder — the [first/highest/next etc.] rung on the ladder the first, highest, next etc. position, especially in society or in a job. In our society, a nurse is hardly on the same rung of the ladder as a judge. President of the Union at Oxford University… …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) [first/highest/next etc.] rung on the ladder — the [first/highest/next etc.] rung on the ladder the first, highest, next etc. position, especially in society or in a job. In our society, a nurse is hardly on the same rung of the ladder as a judge. President of the Union at Oxford University… …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) ... rung on the ladder — the [first/highest/next etc.] rung on the ladder the first, highest, next etc. position, especially in society or in a job. In our society, a nurse is hardly on the same rung of the ladder as a judge. President of the Union at Oxford University… …   New idioms dictionary

  • rung on the ladder — the [first/highest/next etc.] rung on the ladder the first, highest, next etc. position, especially in society or in a job. In our society, a nurse is hardly on the same rung of the ladder as a judge. President of the Union at Oxford University… …   New idioms dictionary

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