Suppose, there is a project which has been successfully completed by a group of people (including seniors, juniors and labour class). we want to appreciate not only the people at management level, but also those who actually worked hard and implemented the tasks allocated by the management team to achieve those results. what is the one word / phrase for such people, who implemented those tasks.
In the trenches adverb phrase
In the workplace; in contact with the people or problems in a situation; unprotected by distance or illusion.
"We want to appreciate not only the people at management level, but also those who are in the trenches, getting the job done.