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Have a good relationship with (someone in a position of influence or authority)‘you're well in with O'Brien, aren't you?’
- ‘Crito mentions that he is well in with the warder.’
- ‘Unfortunately, the other player involved was well in with the manager, his blue-eyed boy, and I was the one who was ostracised.’
- ‘Several of his owners have stuck with him; not surprisingly, he is well in with the footballing owners.’
- ‘Absolutely up to him whom he allows on his land, and I'm sure he is well in with the rest of the Cheshire Aristocracy, but, m'Lord, nine acres ain't exactly an ‘estate’ - it is a very nice garden with a home paddock and hopefully a bit of woodland.’
- ‘Then it was cross-town motorcycle delivery, and by the time we got to skydiving delivery I reckoned I was well in with the company.’
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