in high places


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in high places

In positions of power, influence, wealth, or authority. A lot people feel like he only got the job because his dad has friends in high places. These corporate events are more about making connections in high places than actually learning anything insightful.
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in high places

COMMON People in high places are people who have power and influence in a group or society. You do not rise so high, so fast, without having a few friends in high places. Note: You can also talk about things happening in high places to mean amongst important people. I could have threatened to make a considerable fuss in high places.
See also: high, place
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