rub elbows with


US, informal
: to meet and talk with (someone) in a friendly way
The awards dinner gave me the opportunity to rub elbows with some of today's greatest American poets.

Examples of rub elbows with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Passengers also got to rub elbows with Ralph Heimans, the royal portrait artist best known for painting Queen Elizabeth II for her Diamond Jubilee. Katie Jackson, Robb Report, 3 Sep. 2023 Don’t expect to rub elbows with Hollywood celebrities, though. Sean Santiago, ELLE Decor, 28 July 2023 Besides getting a chance to rub elbows with Griffey — who plans to sit in both dugouts during the game — Hall of Famer and Florida A&M graduate Andre Dawson and former MLB managers Jerry Manuel and Bo Porter, playing inside a major league park will be a first. Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 6 July 2023 Silk velvet and wool tapestry rub elbows with chrome, leather, and resin. Anita Sarsidi, ELLE Decor, 5 July 2023 Household names like Chrissy Teigen and Andrew Zimmern rub elbows with restaurateurs and home chefs who can shell out the $1,800 for admission. Stephanie Vermillion, Outside Online, 4 Oct. 2022 At that point, the CDC would suggest that people who rub elbows with folks at high risk for severe disease might want to consider self-testing or masking indoors. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 23 Mar. 2022 But Oscar nominations voting gets underway in just three weeks, meaning that some on-the-bubble contenders won't get to dazzle on red carpets, deliver winning speeches or rub elbows with academy members at events – all crucial at this stage in the race. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 5 Jan. 2022 But Rubenstein had an insight that wound up defining Carlyle: Rich people and powerful people like to rub elbows with one another. Washington Post, 7 June 2021 See More

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“Rub elbows with.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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