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What does "all the way up the line" mean?

 

This was from the next sentence: "A former labor organizer, she raised hell, complaining all the way up the line to the school board."

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    "All the way up the line" means she started by complaining to someone relatively low in status and continued up the hierarchy (teacher, principal, superintendent) until she was complaining to the school board.

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