friends in high places

noun phrase

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

Examples of friends in high places in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has friends in high places, but he’s been keeping the details of their associations under the radar. Paige Hagy, Fortune, 10 Aug. 2023

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“Friends in high places.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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