friend at court


noun

a friend in a position of influence or power who may advance one's interests, especially a helpful person who is close to someone in authority.

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Origin of friend at court

First recorded in 1645–55
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British Dictionary definitions for friend at court

friend at court

noun

an influential acquaintance who can promote one's interests
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