bottom of the ladder
Lowest or most junior position in a hierarchy. For example, If we hire you, you'll have to begin at the bottom of the ladder. The rungs of a ladder have been likened to a step-wise progression since the 14th century. Also see low man on the totem pole.
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He hits bottom at Rocamadour, a sanctuary in the Dordogne known as a citadel of faith devoted to Mary.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Despite its ranking at the bottom of most international development indexes, the conflict is shrouded by confusion.
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Some of the alarm returned, however, when the creature attempted to climb up by his own ladder.
But, as the keel of the boats touched bottom, each boat-load dashed into the water and then into the enemy's fire.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
In these archipelagos the waters being shallow, the frost was quite intense enough to cool them to the bottom.
"I have a letter somewhere," looking in the machine drawer and finding the letter in the bottom of the workbasket.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin