English version

have friends in high places

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhave friends in high placeshave friends in high placesFRIENDPOWERto know important people who can help you friend
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have friends in high placesBowen had friends in high places, and managed to raise large sums of money from the Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations.But Tony and his colleagues have friends in high places.The Achym family had friends in high places, including the powerful Lord Burghley, and were allowed to return.He won't lose his job -- he has plenty of friends in high places.I just happened to have friends in high places, who could arrange things like meetings with the mayor.We have friends in high places, they said.
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