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Hi

Could you please tell me why there is no "a" before "low man"?


I didn't want to be low man on the totem pole.

https://fraze.it/n_search.jsp?q=low+man+on+totem+pole&l=0

Thanks,

Tom

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It is an idiom. "low man on the totem pole" means that you are in the lowest position (the bottom rung) in an organization and everyone is your boss. Sometimes the definite article is used - the low man...

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You'll often hear others such as "head honcho", "big brother", "top dog" or "boss man" used similarly without article.