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hobnob with (someone)

To interact with someone, typically someone who has more power, fame, or success than oneself. I can't hobnob with those ladies—they're executives at the biggest company in town!
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necker's knob

dated A rounded knob mounted to the steering wheel of an automobile so that it may be steered with one hand. So called because the driver (typically male) is able to place his arm around his girlfriend or wife. My grandfather gave me his old Cadillac, which still had the necker's knob on the wheel from when he first started courting my grandmother.
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Nob Hill is a subdivision featuring eco-friendly homes with modern design.
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NOB The way I see it Silviniaco Conti is the one they all have to beat, even though he has twice failed to win the Gold Cup.
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Regardless, everybody eats at the Hob Nob, and I mean everyone.
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Cameron looked more nerd than nob in his black socks and trainers.
CB Richard Ellis announced it has completed the sale of The Park Lane apartments on Nob Hill for $38,000,000--an unprecedented price of nearly $1.2 million per unit.
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LOVE `em or loathe `em, there's nob etter way to get into the festive feel than a trip to the flicks for a feel good movie.
WHEN the winter chill sets in, there's nob etter way to keep it at bay than by snuggling up in bed with a comforting hot water bottle.