Idiom of the Day: take advantage of an opportunity. If you are going to “rub elbows” with someone, it means that you are going to be in close contact with someone influential. They could be someone powerful, wealthy, or famous. The intention here is that perhaps you will get an opportunity to elevate your status with this new connection somehow.
This idiom is about trying to
“I can’t go out tonight. I need to rub elbows with the CEO and the board. This might be my opportunity to get a significant promotion.”
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