Hobnob 601 Words You Need to Know
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to socialize with someone important or popular belonging to the upper class of society and spend time with them, fraternize, keep company, associate, mix, mingle, hang around, go around, get together with someone popular
Hobnobbing with celebrities at Madame Tussauds, London
The original Madame Tussauds carries the weight of legend. It’s over 250 years old, and the Marylebone Rd premises, close to Regent’s Park in London, is where Madame Tussaud herself settled after coming on tour from France. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but when I visited, in a school half-term with my eight- and almost-six year old, we had a surprisingly fun time.
I say surprising, because Austin and Gwen know very little about celebrities. At a push they could probably recognise Donald Trump and members of the British royal family, but that’s about it. And Madame Tussauds is all about famous people. Room upon room is filled with eerily convincing waxworks of actors, sports stars, royals, writers, politicos and musicians. Visitors mill around the mannequins, taking selfies or snapping their family posing next to the public figures.