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friends in high places

Meaning: If you have friends in high places, you know people in powerful positions in business or government.

For example:

  • You'll need friends in high places if you want to get to the top.

  • Martin mightn't be the most brilliant man, but he'll do well because he's got plenty of friends in high places.

Quick Quiz:

You'll need friends in high places if you want to
  1. become a mountaineer
  2. become a leader in politics
  3. lead a quiet life

Discuss: friends in high places

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