Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?
I have rubbed shoulders with the rich and the very poor and those in between.
rub shoulders = keep company
Last edited by vil; 25-Jul-2011 at 11:28.
Re: rub shoulders
Yes, it means that the writer has been in the company of people of all those levels of society. It doesn't necessarily mean, though, that he/she knows them personally.
Originally Posted by vil
For example, if someone who lives in London regularly attends the same nightclubs that celebrities go to, they might say "Oh yes, I regularly rub shoulders with celebs". They've simply been in the same club, same room etc - the celebs probably don't know they exist!
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