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Tom Williams Thursday's claims by Donna Brazile that the Democratic National Convention was in cahoots with Hillary Clinton come at a painful time for the Democratic party.
That’s different than saying Sean Penn was in cahoots with the D.O.J. That was their big concern.
In the kitchen, Wilson is in cahoots with executive chef Walter Edward, a Crush alum who was the opening chef at vegetable-forward Tallulah’s.
Is the whole industry in cahoots to really ridicule me?
Quite the contrary: food is locally sourced (of course), and menus are shaped by the on-site nutritionist, who works in cahoots with the experienced head chef, who’s fluent in clean, fresh spa cuisine.
The authorities claim that a photograph circulating online, in which a carton of biscuits from the World Food Programme, a UN body, is visible inside a militants’ training camp, is evidence that insurgents are in cahoots with aid workers.
The way these two get in cahoots with each other is both cartoonish and often hilarious: Scott, who captures Carlton’s principled but nebbish-y vibe to perfection, makes an excellent foil for Ginn’s raw, comical, f-bomb-dropping vulgarity.
Ivan Valdes, 46, was charged with steering nearly $9 million worth of high-tech light bulb sales to a Miami-Dade Aviation Department vendor and a distributor in cahoots with him.
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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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