rub elbows
or rub shoulders phrasal to associate closely ; mingle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rub\ elbows — • rub elbows • rub shoulders v. phr. To be in the same place (with others); meet and mix. City people and country people, old and young, rub elbows at the horse show. On a visit to the United Nations Building in New York, you may rub elbows with… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • rub elbows — • rub elbows • rub shoulders be in the same place (with others), meet and mix At the party we were able to rub elbows with many important people …   Idioms and examples

  • rub elbows — phrasal or rub shoulders : associate closely : mingle men and women of assorted ages and degrees of prosperity rub elbows and exchange opinions Lowell Brentano reports on social products rub shoulders with book reviews and notes Friends… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rub elbows — also[rub shoulders] {v. phr.} To be in the same place (with others); meet and mix. * /City people and country people, old and young, rub elbows at the horse show./ * /On a visit to the United Nations Building in New York, you may rub elbows with… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rub elbows — also[rub shoulders] {v. phr.} To be in the same place (with others); meet and mix. * /City people and country people, old and young, rub elbows at the horse show./ * /On a visit to the United Nations Building in New York, you may rub elbows with… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rub elbows — work beside, associate with    Fran and I used to rub elbows when we worked at the fish plant …   English idioms

  • rub elbows — it s our chance to rub elbows with the company execs Syn: associate, mingle, fraternize, socialize, mix, keep company, consort; informal hang around/out, hobnob …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • rub elbows — ► rub shoulders (or N. Amer. elbows) associate or come into contact. Main Entry: ↑rub …   English terms dictionary

  • Rub elbows — come into social contact …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • rub elbows — Australian Slang come into social contact …   English dialects glossary

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