Definition of in league in US English:

in league


  • Conspiring with another or others.

    ‘he is in league with the devil’
    • ‘However, when he was away from home, she hastened to accuse him of being in league with the devil.’
    • ‘The death metallers, of course, come across not so much as being in league with Odin, as they'd like to think, as being a group of bullies.’
    • ‘If you think this puts me in league with the demons, why, you know what to do.’
    • ‘In more refined versions, the American government is in league with the aliens and is assisting them in their abduction programme.’
    • ‘Moreover, in Jacobean drama calculation and cynicism are typically coded as daemonic and intrigue is in league with Evil.’
    • ‘Intriguingly for those who recognize him, the part has him in league with his uncles in the White House.’
    • ‘A teenage dad who stole tens of thousands of pounds worth of quad bikes while in league with travellers has walked free from court.’
    • ‘There's no doubt he can still sing, but now we know he isn't actually in league with the Devil, that's not enough anymore.’
    • ‘In some countries, terrorist groups were in league with national governments.’
    • ‘We know that all the forces that oppose us are in league with each other.’
    collaborating with, cooperating with, in cooperation with, in alliance with, allied with, conspiring with, leagued with, linked with, hand in glove with, in collusion with
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