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    pecking order

    "Along with pushing parties to their limits, along with testing if personal flaws are fatal, elections momentarily restore "the people" at the decision-making peak of the political pecking order."

    hi there,
    what does the underlined expression mean in this context please?

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    Re: pecking order

    It's a reference to the hierarchical behaviour of chickens, adopted widely in reference to any kind of hierarchy (particularly unspoken social hierarchical rules). See Pecking order - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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