Rub shoulders with (someone)

Do you know the English expression “to rub shoulders with (someone)“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Takeshi: How was the Christmas party at work?

Akiko: It was good. We got to rub shoulders with all the directors.

Does it mean:

a) touch someone’s shoulders

b) come into contact with someone

c) stand next to someone

d) give someone a shoulder massage

The answer is below! ↓

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b) come into contact with someone