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What does "high" in "talking in high circles" mean?

It refers to exclusive and powerful social groups, often associated with wealth, political influence, or social prestige. These circles might involve celebrities, politicians, business leaders, and so ...
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What is the meaning of “squiggles out” in the poem “What Is Red" by Mary O' Neill?

I also think it is a metaphor. In case you didn't know these are squiggles so your blood doesn't run out straight from a cut it "squiggles" around finding the best route.
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every light casts a shadow

Light and darkness are commonly used as metaphors for good and evil respectively. Literal light 'fights' the dark in that a light removes darkness - you turn a light on, the darkness goes away. And in ...
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What does "high" in "talking in high circles" mean?

I concur with something StuartF tenatively suggested in a comment might be the case: "It might be a deliberate variation in the idiom rather than a mistake." But I think it is also a (...
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What does "high" in "talking in high circles" mean?

That dialogue is faulty because the person was speaking off the cuff and didn't do it so well: The idea is: He moves in high circles so people take him at his word. to move in high circles [high ...
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"certain type of person" VS "certain type of people"

The phrase a certain type of person, although more-or-less synonymous with some people, suggests with the word "type" that a pathology of some kind is involved. I don't think "type of ...
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"certain type of person" VS "certain type of people"

The son obviously is the 'type of person' for whom 'a cat or dog isn't enough', so she refers to him as 'a certain type'. She is asking "What is it about people like him that makes them want to ...
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What does "high" in "talking in high circles" mean?

In my understanding, "talking in high circles" means engaging in conversations with people who are in positions of power or influence, or who belong to the upper echelons of society. The ...
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