hand in glove

adverb
variants: or hand and glove

Definition of hand in glove

: in extremely close relationship or agreement working hand in glove with the police

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Examples of hand in glove in a Sentence

as citizens we must work hand in glove with the local police to protect our children from sexual predators

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Intimacy and decadence can and should be hand in glove. Olivia Martin, Town & Country, "Did Instagram Kill the Round Dining Table?," 5 Sep. 2019 Then again, this is France; rebellion and fashion have always gone hand in glove. Jeffrey Westbrook. Styled By Will Kahn, Town & Country, "Bourgeouis? Moi? This Season Is Fashion's Rich Girl Revenge," 22 Aug. 2019 The death penalty lays greater claim to retributory justice than other sentences, for, as noted, the crime and the punishment go hand in glove, with no judgment involved. WSJ, "The Pope’s Death Penalty Views Have Deep Roots," 13 Aug. 2018 Both the extravagant show and the opulent, historic Colonial seem to fit together like hand in glove. Christopher Wallenberg, BostonGlobe.com, "A new ‘Moulin Rouge!’ for a new Colonial," 5 July 2018 The idea, just the idea that Sunni states, Arab Sunni states are now cooperating hand in glove with Israel to deal with the threat of Jihadi violence. Fox News, "Meadows, DeSantis on developments in FISA abuse probe," 24 Apr. 2018 Later Buzzfeed uncovered documents showing Yiannopoulos himself had been working hand in glove with outright white supremacists to promote their views under his moderate facade. Ryan Cooper, New York Times, "A Political Movement, Defining Itself by What It Hates," 6 Apr. 2018 Reporting this week is that the United States is sort of hand in glove with the Brits on this investigation every step of the way and some horrifying, horrifying developments coming out of that. Fox News, "Sen. Graham on escalating tensions between Russia and the US," 1 Apr. 2018 Playing the good guy, Charles Bronson projects little charisma, and his unfeeling performance works hand in glove with Winner's clodhopper direction. Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, "Death Wish makes a play for thematic complexity, but it's the same old revenge story," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of hand in glove

1664, in the meaning defined above

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