rub shoulders with

idiom

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

Examples of rub shoulders with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But over the last decade, India’s mainstream media has largely come under the control of large corporations whose CEOs often rub shoulders with the prime minister. Astha Rajvanshi, TIME, 2 Apr. 2024 With over 200 founders, over 200 esteemed investors, and the chance to rub shoulders with Vinod Khosla, CIX 2024 is a must-attend event for Canadian tech and investment communities. Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024 And since the lyrics also teem with Dylan’s poetically elliptical images and personalities, the musical numbers zoom out to a more sweeping vista, where rolling stones and watchtowers eerily rub shoulders with this story’s underdogs and oddballs. Celia Wren, Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2023 Dive into a trove where the latest tech gadgets rub shoulders with cozy winter essentials. Kristi Arnold, Rolling Stone, 15 Nov. 2023 The Duke also popped by Red Bull’s garage to chat with team principal Christian Horner before the race (pictured top) but didn’t get a chance to rub shoulders with Verstappen. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 23 Oct. 2023 Lee was accessible, frequenting tech conferences, launch parties, and other events that tended to draw those hoping to rub shoulders with the Bay Area’s most prominent disrupters. Albert Samaha, Rolling Stone, 22 Oct. 2023 Against an infrastructure that shows little interest in supporting them, Grrrl Gang have carved their own niche in their home nation, with their goal now to prove that Indonesian alternative rock music can rub shoulders with the world’s elite. Max Pilley, Spin, 22 Sep. 2023 Madrigal, the sources said, operated within a shadowy world where established Mexican drug traffickers rub shoulders with uprooted California gang members. Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times, 16 Sep. 2023

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“Rub shoulders with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rub%20shoulders%20with. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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