rub elbows with someone

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. 2014.

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  • 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 — (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 — [[t]rʌ̱b[/t]] rubs, rubbing, rubbed 1) VERB If you rub a part of your body, you move your hand or fingers backwards and forwards over it while pressing firmly. [V n] He rubbed his arms and stiff legs... [V prep/adv] I fell in a ditch , he said,… …   English dictionary

  • rub — [rub] vt. rubbed, rubbing [ME rubben, akin to Dan rubbe, EFris rubben < IE * reup , to tear out < base * reu , to dig, tear out > ROB, RIP1, RUG, RUBBLE, L rumpere, to break] 1. to move one s hand, a cloth, etc. over (a surface …   English World dictionary

  • rub — rub1 S3 [rʌb] v past tense and past participle rubbed present participle rubbing [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from Low German rubben] 1.) [I and T] to move your hand, or something such as a cloth, backwards and forwards over a surface while… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rub — [c]/rʌb / (say rub) verb (rubbed, rubbing) –verb (t) 1. to subject (an object) to pressure and friction, especially in order to clean, smooth, polish, etc. 2. to move, spread, or apply (something) with pressure and friction over something else. 3 …  

  • rub — [[t]rʌb[/t]] v. rubbed, rub•bing, n. 1) to subject (something) to pressure and friction, as in cleaning, polishing, or massaging; move one thing back and forth or with a rotary motion along the surface of (something else) 2) to move, spread, or… …   From formal English to slang

  • rub — ► VERB (rubbed, rubbing) 1) apply firm pressure to (a surface) with a repeated back and forth motion. 2) move to and fro against a surface while pressing or grinding against it. 3) apply with a rubbing action. 4) (rub down) dry, smooth, or clean… …   English terms dictionary

  • rub — verb (rubs, rubbing, rubbed) 1》 apply firm pressure to the surface of, using a repeated back and forth motion.     ↘move to and fro against a surface.     ↘apply with a rubbing action: she rubbed some cream on her nose.     ↘(rub something… …   English new terms dictionary

  • elbow — [[t]e̱lboʊ[/t]] elbows, elbowing, elbowed 1) N COUNT Your elbow is the part of your arm where the upper and lower halves of the arm are joined. He slipped and fell, badly bruising an elbow. 2) VERB If you elbow people aside or elbow your way… …   English dictionary

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