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to rub elbows (at a party): to mix with, to talk to, to socialize with (people at a party)
Literally, to rub elbows means 'to touch together the middle joint of the arm'
This is the type of party where people come just to rub elbows with the rich and famous.
- "I'll keep this brief, because I know that we all want to rub elbows and taste my wife's delicious spinach soufflé."
- "Tropez, rubbing elbows with Russian tycoons and brushing bums with Brazilian bombshells."
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