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

We are working hand in glove with local officials to solve the problem.
Recent Examples on the Web Working hand in glove with local communities throughout Amazonas state, Brazil, João Campos-Silva helped implement a grassroots program to cultivate and ultimately revive the species. Cnn Staff, CNN, "Environmental heroes to inspire you in 2021," 31 Dec. 2020 This episode should prompt some real soul-searching at MIT — and especially at the Media Lab, where academic work and entrepreneurship go hand in glove. BostonGlobe.com, "Why couldn’t the visionaries at MIT spot a bad actor like Jeffrey Epstein?," 26 Aug. 2019 Meanwhile, nonpartisan research firm OpenSecrets notes how campaigns and super PACs have worked hand in glove to coordinate ad spending, barely concealing their cooperation. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "5 surprising consequences from a decade of Citizens United," 23 Jan. 2020 Archaeology works hand in glove here with settler efforts to press Jewish claims on the land. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, "Cable Cars Over Jerusalem? Some See ‘Disneyfication’ of Holy City," 13 Sep. 2019 Form and content never fit more hand in glove than in Doyle’s paratactic pilings on. Scott F. Parker | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Brian Doyle’s literary moment continues with a new collection of his essays and epiphanies," 24 Nov. 2019 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

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First Known Use of hand in glove

1664, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hand in glove was in 1664

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16 Jan 2021

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“Hand in glove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hand%20in%20glove. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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