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cog in the machine

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cog in the machine

noun

Someone with a necessary but insignificant role in a large organization or group: cogs in the ureaucrati machine (1934+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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