friend at court
Maecenas, Rasputin, Svengali, VIP, abettor, access, admirer, advocate, aficionado, agent, amicus curiae, angel, apologist, attorney, attorney-at-law, backer, bad influence, barrister, barrister-at-law, big wheel, buff, champion, counsel, counselor, counselor-at-law, court, defender, dependence, deputy, eminence grise, encourager, endorser, exponent, fan, favorer, five-percenter, good influence, gray eminence, heavyweight, hidden hand, influence, influence peddler, influencer, ingroup, intercessor, key, kingmaker, lawyer, legal adviser, legal counselor, legal expert, legal practitioner, legalist, lobby, lobbyist, lords of creation, lover, mainstay, maintainer, man of influence, manipulator, mouthpiece, open sesame, paranymph, partisan, patron, pleader, powers that be, pressure group, proctor, procurator, promoter, protagonist, reliance, sea lawyer, second, seconder, sectary, self-styled lawyer, sider, sinister influence, solicitor, special interests, special-interest group, sponsor, stalwart, standby, support, supporter, sustainer, sympathizer, the Establishment, upholder, very important person, votary, well-wisher, wheeler-dealer, wire-puller
friend at court
auxiliary, recruit, assistant, adjuvant, adjutant, ayudante, coaid, adjunct, help, helper, help mate, helping hand, midwife, colleague, partner, mate, confrere, cooperator, coadjutor, coadjutrix, collaborator, ally, friend, confidant, fidus Achates, pal, buddy, alter ego, confederate, accomplice, complice, accessory, accessory after the fact, particeps criminis, socius criminis, aide-de-camp, secretary, clerk, associate, marshal, right-hand, right-hand man, Friday, girl Friday, man Friday, gopher, gofer, candle- holder, bottle-holder, handmaid, servant, puppet, cat's-paw, jackal, tool, dupe, stooge, ame damnee, satellite, adherent, votary, sectarian, secretary, seconder, backer, upholder, abettor, advocate, partisan, champion, patron, friend at court
, mediator, angel (theater, entertainment), friend in need, Jack at a pinch, deus ex machina, guardian angel, tutelary genius.