friends in high places

noun phrase

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: people a person knows who have social or political influence or power She got the job because she has friends in high places.

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“Friends in high places.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/friends%20in%20high%20places. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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