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from the chairman/president/top etc downwards

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfrom the chairman/president/top etc downwardsfrom the chairman/president/top etc downwardsused to mean that people of all levels in an organization, country etc are affected by something Everyone from the chairman downwards is taking a pay cut. downwards
Examples from the Corpus
from the chairman/president/top etc downwardsAs the system empties, open all the radiator air vents, working from the top downwards until the system is empty.
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