Definition of friends in high places in English:

friends in high places

phrase

  • People in senior positions who are able and willing to use their influence on one's behalf.

    • ‘Fortunately, Sheen had friends in high places.’
    • ‘I had no influence, no friends in high places, no well-connected parents.’
    • ‘Why worry about such unpleasantness, however, when your campaign contributions can buy you 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.’
    • ‘It's good to know I have such great friends in high places.’
    • ‘He had friends in high places, and he played tennis with Eleanor Roosevelt.’
    • ‘The problem with this form of corruption is that you need friends in high places, of which the larger companies have plenty.’
    • ‘You may think I am just blowing smoke, but I have friends in high places.’
    • ‘Sometimes it helps to have friends in high places.’
    • ‘‘You certainly have made friends in high places,’ I replied with a small smirk.’