To meet and consort; spend time together; mingle: colleagues with whom we rub elbows in the course of a day's work
When he was governor of Massachusetts, he reserved an elevator for his exclusive use rather than rub elbows with legislators.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the polo fields, meet J. Lo, and rub elbows with Harvey Weinstein.
A bull-fighter must take advantage of opportunities to rub elbows with persons of high position.
When you think of it, people may rub elbows and still have an ocean or two between them.
If you would test the soul of a friend, take him into the wilderness and rub elbows with him for five months!
He just wanted to rub elbows with this throng of young people.
Rich and poor, educated and illiterate, rub elbows and share common life.
They debate in the streets, rub elbows in the baths, beat each other unmercifully as in a pantomime.
To rub elbows with normal people tended to restore my mental poise.