If someone says they’re the low man on the totem pole or any project, they mean to say they’re the common man.
You don’t want to kill or hurt your cash cow because you want it to continue to bring in an income on a daily basis.
It means they’re receiving the bad treatment they’ve been giving others.
“Kicking the can down the road” means avoiding doing their job now and putting it off till later.
Somehow the human endeavor is often futile and thankless in the grand scheme of things.
Food chain can be used as a metaphor points to your particular position in the social hierarchy.
If you follow where all the money goes and to whom, you’ll find the root of all problems in politics today.
“Behind the eight ball” refers to a position of difficulty from which one is unlikely to extricate themselves.
Reading the riot act means giving someone a strong warning – before further actions are taken against them as punishment.