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intransitive verbhobnobbing, hobnobbed
1to hobnob with sb — codearse con algn
- If you think being a Rock and Roll photographer involves hobnobbing with the rich and famous, spending afternoons sailing and meeting musicians most people only dream of - then you're right.
- A president who used VIP status to hobnob with movie stars would be laughed out of office.
- After a period of voluntary unemployment he finds work at Aldermaston, hobnobbing with geniuses who could blow up the world if they felt so inclined.
- Eventually, he became a marketing manager for Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, where he hobnobbed with celebrities and organized regular concerts.
- While occasionally posturing as a friend of the working man, Kelly climbed the social ladder and hobnobbed with the rich and powerful.
- He hobnobbed with the elite, and among his friends was a mathematician who made a startling discovery.
- The speeches are on TV, and while it's nice to hobnob with your political heroes, what does it really bring to the table.
- It's not about hobnobbing with sports superstars and entertaining celebrities in the Owner's Box.
- Since their fall, hobnobbing with the great and the good is a thing of the past, perhaps.
- But living in the lap of luxury was not a good thing for an artist, although hobnobbing with the movers and shakers she met through her husband had other advantages, such as a number of US commissions that came her way.
- It looks like the kids and I are going shopping tonight while my spouse is out hobnobbing at the bar with his co-workers.
- He can't sit still, flitting from place to place around the globe to make speeches and hobnob with celebrities.
- Lately for me, it's been all about hobnobbing with former stars.
- When not hobnobbing in Washington, Roussel is working on a career memoir.
- Last May the press also reported that he had hobnobbed with a well-known gangster at a wedding at which he was the guest of honor.
- Did you think that you were perhaps hobnobbing with the future president?
- With the arrival of the festival, my social profile has improved immeasurably and I have already been to two fun parties where I hobnobbed with actual celebrities while slugging copious quantities of warm white wine.
- Evidently, the secondary exposure to Hollywood through this man, who hobnobs with the greats there every week, had left his audience singularly untouched.
- He drove a company Jaguar, had a $10,000 stereo system in his office and jetted around the region to hobnob with recording stars and entertainment executives.
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