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one belonging to a lower class or rank

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an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

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Higgs that Captain Osborne was waiting, in a fierce and patronizing way, as if the pekin of an attorney, who had thrice his brains, fifty times his money, and a thousand times his experience, was a wretched underling who should instantly leave all his business in life to attend on the Captain's pleasure.
He is an underling: I have nothing to do with him; I will speak with his master.
I remember well that, at the siege of Retters, there was a little, sleek, fat clerk of the name of Chaucer, who was so apt at rondel, sirvente, or tonson, that no man dare give back a foot from the walls, lest he find it all set down in his rhymes and sung by every underling and varlet in the camp.
About the time of which we write the pension list had just been issued, and on it Rabourdin saw the name of an underling in office rated for a larger sum than the old colonels, maimed and wounded for their country.
Reborn as Deadpool, Wade sets out to wreak revenge on Ajax and his underlings. A relentlessly lurid and unapologetically foul-mouthed treat.
One night, Russian playboy Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen) and his underlings break into John's home, beat him to a pulp and kill Daisy - fuelling John's lust for revenge.
He said two Espinosa underlings had been killed since October this year.
Rigor, chief of PNP-DEG legal investigation division, on November 22, 2016, he mentioned Adolfo, along with Barangay Councilor Nelson "Jun" Pepito, Jr., as his underlings when he was asked to describe how he transacted in drug trade.
But convention demands ministers carry the can for their underlings' mistakes.
Never mind that he left his underlings to take the bullets for what is HIS responsibility.
Does anyone truly believe he had no role in influencing his underlings to manipulate the vote for his brother's benefit?
Because the existing one was clapped out and uneconomical a committee was formed with a chairman and underlings to study the feasibility.
It transpires Eric''s father Neville (Ben Mendelsohn) is at the same facility and operates as one of Spencer''s underlings. Their reunion after 14 miserable years of estrangement is far from happy.
However dishonest these underlings might be, it is most unlikely any of them would take the risk to do something which his superiors disapproved of, since that would threaten his own livelihood.
I imagine Mancini will be subtly sounding out City's owners, trying to ascertain whether they're keen pupils at the Roman Abramovich school of dealing with underlings.