rub elbows with (to)

 Interact with; work together.
 ► “Erlene Mikels . . . attended the group’s BOOT CAMP a year ago to rub elbows with experts in the field and to polish up rusty marketing techniques.” (Wall Street Journal, Jan. 16, 1996, p. B1)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • rub elbows with — (US) (or rub shoulders with) informal : to meet and talk with (someone) in a friendly way The award dinner gave me the opportunity to rub elbows with some of today s greatest American poets. • • • Main Entry: ↑rub …   Useful english dictionary

  • rub elbows with — (someone) to meet or be with someone socially. As Ms Quasebarth s personal assistant, Celia has rubbed elbows with singers and DJ s and even presidents …   New idioms dictionary

  • rub elbows with — verb to associate or consort with a specified person or people While at Cambridge, he rubbed elbows with many future Government ministers …   Wiktionary

  • rub elbows with — socialize with, interact with …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rub elbows with someone — rub elbows with (someone) to meet or be with someone socially. As Ms Quasebarth s personal assistant, Celia has rubbed elbows with singers and DJ s and even presidents …   New idioms dictionary

  • rub elbows with somebody — rub ˈshoulders with sb idiom (NAmE also rub ˈelbows with sb) to meet and spend time with a famous person, socially or as part of your job • He s rubbing shoulders with stars all the time. Main entry: ↑rubidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • rub shoulders with — ASSOCIATE WITH, mingle with, fraternize with, socialize with, mix with, keep company with, consort with; N. Amer. rub elbows with; informal hang around/out with, hobnob with, knock about/around with. → rub * * * rub shoulders with see ↑rub, 1 • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • rub\ elbows — • rub elbows • rub shoulders v. phr. To be in the same place (with others); meet and mix. City people and country people, old and young, rub elbows at the horse show. On a visit to the United Nations Building in New York, you may rub elbows with… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • rub elbows — • rub elbows • rub shoulders be in the same place (with others), meet and mix At the party we were able to rub elbows with many important people …   Idioms and examples

  • rub shoulders with somebody — rub ˈshoulders with sb idiom (NAmE also rub ˈelbows with sb) to meet and spend time with a famous person, socially or as part of your job • He s rubbing shoulders with stars all the time. Main entry: ↑rubidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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