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The cartoon The Boondocks even devoted an entire episode to this theme, showing Coulter working in cahoots with a liberal foe.
One of the biggest weapons Beijing wields is popular nationalism, which often works in cahoots with government coercion.
In short, my teachers and my parents were in cahoots, the message being that homework was important, homework was good, and schooling extended to the home, where my education continued unabated.
Yet Putin, eager to give America a black eye, and encouraged by Trump’s passivity, is playing a sophisticated game to drive the Americans out of Syria, in cahoots with Iran, and with the help of his new alliance with Turkey.
Get ready for showstopping get-downs in cahoots with Brooklyn's All Day I Dream, Barcelona's Elrow, Jaime Jones' Paradise, Guy Gerber's Rumors and all in tandem with promotional partner Framework.
The government adds that AT&T could employ this anti-competitive tactic in cahoots with Comcast, a competing operator which already owns valuable programming via NBCUniversal.
That's not what happened, of course, because Sandrine and Jorge (Esai Morales) were in total cahoots to kill Wes in order to protect Antares going public.
There is no collusion evidence here — not of the kind that was the rationale for investigating in the first place, the suspicion that Trump and Putin have been in cahoots.
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Did You Know?
Cahoot is used almost exclusively in the phrase "in cahoots," which means "in an alliance or partnership." In most contexts, it describes the conspiring activity of people up to no good. (There's also the rare idiom go cahoots, meaning "to enter into a partnership," as in "they went cahoots on a new restaurant.") "Cahoot" may derive from French cahute, meaning "cabin" or "hut," suggesting the notion of two or more people hidden away working together in secret. "Cahute" is believed to have been formed through the combination of two other words for cabins and huts, "cabane" and "hutte."
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