hand in glove


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

Examples of hand in glove in a Sentence

We are working hand in glove with local officials to solve the problem.
Recent Examples on the Web Financial wellness training goes hand in glove with mental health support, since financial pressures can have a significant adverse effect on a person’s mental health. Mark C. Perna, Forbes, 10 Jan. 2023 Russia’s main security service, the F.S.B., worked hand in glove with the military and state television to project the illusion of success — and to conceal the dysfunction. Thomas Gibbons-Neff, New York Times, 16 Dec. 2022 Candidates and these outside groups are finding ways to skirt the spirit of the law and work hand in glove without necessarily violating the letter of the law. James Brown, USA TODAY, 6 Nov. 2022 That’s Democrats’ policies and positions hand in glove. Michael Collins, USA TODAY, 26 Oct. 2022 For years, al-Zawahari and bin Laden worked hand in glove as a team in building out al-Qaeda’s global terrorist reach and capabilities. Josh Meyer, USA TODAY, 1 Aug. 2022 Ever since rudimentary car radios appeared in the early 1920s, motoring and music have been hand in glove. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 15 July 2022 Republicans work hand in glove with their super PACs, too, but in different ways. New York Times, 16 May 2022 Church and state—specifically, de Valera’s long-dominant Fianna Fáil party—worked hand in glove, a regime of mutual reinforcement. Cullen Murphy, The Atlantic, 14 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1664, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hand in glove was in 1664

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“Hand in glove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hand%20in%20glove. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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