One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
People in senior positions who are able and willing to use their influence on one's behalf.‘she had friends in high places everywhere’
- ‘You may think I am just blowing smoke, but I have friends in high places.’
- ‘He had friends in high places, and he played tennis with Eleanor Roosevelt.’
- ‘It's good to know I have such great friends in high places.’
- ‘‘You certainly have made friends in high places,’ I replied with a small smirk.’
- ‘The problem with this form of corruption is that you need friends in high places, of which the larger companies have plenty.’
- ‘Why worry about such unpleasantness, however, when your campaign contributions can buy you friends in high places?’
- ‘I had no influence, no friends in high places, no well-connected parents.’
- ‘Sometimes it helps to have friends in high places.’
- ‘Fortunately, Sheen had friends in high places.’
- ‘I have absolutely no doubt that time, and a little help from friends in high places, will create the necessary conditions for eventual acquittals.’
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