Definition of hand in glove in US English:

hand in glove


  • In close collusion or association.

    ‘they were working hand in glove with our enemies’
    • ‘Unless the government officials are hand in glove with the builders, illegal construction cannot come up.’
    • ‘We have worked hand in glove for over 50 years to establish international institutions and a set of norms to govern civilized behavior in the era of nuclear weapons and an increasingly interdependent world.’
    • ‘There was speculation that a few corporates were hand in glove with institutional players and brokers to depress the market so that there would be a substantial reduction in the equity valuation of the stocks.’
    • ‘And if you didn't already know that fashion and music go hand in glove, hip-hop label Dawn Raid are part of the action for the first time.’
    • ‘Our ultimate ambition is to have our own Rugby Development Officer working hand in glove with the schools.’
    • ‘They are looking to open up Libya and transform it, so the two do go hand in glove.’
    • ‘I am tempted to ask, if the government is tied hand in glove to corporate America, whistling to the tune of almighty trade, who is running the corporate world?’
    • ‘They blocked the road for about two hours and raised slogans against the police alleging it was hand in glove with the six persons against whom a case had been registered.’
    • ‘However, as is the case with a number of areas of artefacts and the like, there is also hand in glove with that a black market trade in fossils which is a worldwide situation and a fairly considerable one at that.’
    • ‘Where there are allegations of a criminal offence we work hand in glove with the police.’
    in close collaboration, in close association, in close cooperation, very closely, closely together, in partnership, in league, in collusion
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