What do you call an influential connection in an organization or a governmental entity who can help you out of problems related to that organization or even more powerful one who has relations in other related organizations?
In our language, we have two terms! One which is indicative of such a person, and the second which represents a very powerful and influential one.
- How got that position Andy?
- Heh, Dan!
- You kidding me?!
- Not at all, (smiling)
- She must have a connection, because she is definitely unqualified for that job.
I'm not too worried about this charge against me—I have a very powerful connection who can remove my bad record. [in this sense we have a very informal term in our language]
I wonder if you could give me a hand with these two senses.