The system of ranks in almost qany social system. For example, in an office:
Boss, Executive, Salesperson, Mail Room clerk, and janitor,
In a school:
Popular Kids, Jocks, Gangsters, Stoners, Norms, Geeks, Morons.
Also known as Social Ladder.
Sean: me too
Jarvys: your face likes shoes.
David: Down in the food chain