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friends in high places

Definition of friends in high places in English:

People in senior positions who are able and willing to use their influence on one’s behalf.
Example sentences
  • I had no influence, no friends in high places, no well-connected parents.
  • Fortunately, Sheen had friends in high places.
  • I have absolutely no doubt that time, and a little help from friends in high places, will create the necessary conditions for eventual acquittals.
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