in high places

idiom

: in a position of power and influence
He has friends in high places.

Examples of in high places in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her husband’s political movement and his foundation, which exposed corruption in high places, were declared extremist organizations in 2021 and barred from operating in Russia. Neil MacFarquhar, New York Times, 20 Feb. 2024 Lions bay up in high places, and the hounds follow. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, 1 Feb. 2024 Moreover, the department depended on a system of watchmen perched in high places to spot the first glints of an inferno. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 2 Oct. 2023 There is magic in high places: at over 900 feet, Lewesdon Hill is the highest point in Dorset. Catherine Fairweather, Travel + Leisure, 28 Aug. 2023 As outlandish and self-aggrandizing as that may seem, Tania has allies in high places to help her on this holy mission. Seyward Darby, Longreads, 8 Aug. 2023 As the investigation peaked in late 2017, detectives stumbled onto startling evidence of Lin’s influence in high places. Sebastian Rotella, ProPublica, 12 July 2023 That stature, and his many connections in high places, seemed to at least partly explain why he was allowed to walk around St. Petersburg and potentially Moscow, apparently with no fear of arrest, even after he was called a traitor and supposedly exiled. Catherine Belton, Washington Post, 6 July 2023 Keep these plants in high places inaccessible to pets and small children. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 10 May 2023 See More

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“In high places.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20high%20places. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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