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.
- ‘Fortunately, Sheen had 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 may think I am just blowing smoke, but I have friends in high places.’
- ‘The problem with this form of corruption is that you need friends in high places, of which the larger companies have plenty.’
- ‘Sometimes it helps to have friends in high places.’
- ‘I had no influence, no friends in high places, no well-connected parents.’
- ‘‘You certainly have made friends in high places,’ I replied with a small smirk.’
- ‘I have absolutely no doubt that time, and a little help from friends in high places, will create the necessary conditions for eventual acquittals.’
- ‘Why worry about such unpleasantness, however, when your campaign contributions can buy you friends in high places?’
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