have friends in high places

have friends in high places

To know powerful people, which typically helps one to get or do what one wants. She must have friends in high places because she is definitely unqualified for that job. I'm not too worried about this charge against me—I have friends in high places.
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have ˌfriends in high ˈplaces

know important people with power and influence who can help you: Ask Geoff to help with the campaign. He’s got friends in high places.
See also: friend, have, high, place