rub shoulders with


: 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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But pushing for an office return due to greater teamwork might be difficult when workers can’t even rub shoulders with their executives. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 15 May 2023 The Fantastic Four and Avengers gave She-Hulk plenty of opportunities to rub shoulders with the heavy hitters of the Marvel Universe. Joe George, Men's Health, 19 Aug. 2022 Cora made his debut in 1998 and, of course, got the chance to rub shoulders with the legendary Dodger broadcaster, Vin Scully, who passed away Tuesday evening at 94 years old. Julian Mcwilliams,, 3 Aug. 2022 Instead, play structures such as swings and slides are scattered throughout town, allowing children to rub shoulders with their fellow city dwellers. Stephanie H. Murray, The Atlantic, 7 July 2022 Only respect for Russia and its nuclear weapons is why the KGB sociopath was allowed to rub shoulders with Western leaders and join their inner confabs for so long. WSJ, 25 Jan. 2022 When the American Society of Cinematographers hosts its 37th annual awards bash on March 5 at the Beverly Hilton hotel, the lucky people in the room will rub shoulders with an astonishing assemblage of motion imaging artists. David Heuring, Variety, 4 Mar. 2023 Stop by swanky art deco bar Selva to rub shoulders with Oaxacan artists and designers. Catherine Tansey, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 Feb. 2023 But even more important to his future, his position as Stavropol party chief enabled him to rub shoulders with the party’s elite, who came to the region for its spas, some of them reserved almost exclusively for members of the Politburo, the party’s ruling body. Marilyn Berger, New York Times, 30 Aug. 2022 See More

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“Rub shoulders with.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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