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Rub elbows with


Meet, socialize with. Your elbows would rub if you were eating at a large banquet table with other people. The phrase suggests you are in the company of exciting new or important people or famous celebrities. (Compare to Hob nob.)

“Once I got to the university, I was able to rub elbows with serious intellectuals.”

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