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rubbed elbows

phrase
variants: or rubbed shoulders
past tense of rub elbows

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to take part in social activities
  • regularly rubs elbows with celebrities
  • The fundraiser was an opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the most influential innovators in the industry.

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“Rubbed elbows.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rubbed%20elbows. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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