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

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 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 At the center of this story was the emergence of an industrial labor movement working hand in glove with the party of Franklin Roosevelt. Sam Rosenfeld, The New Republic, 15 Feb. 2022 Europe’s border force works hand in glove with the Libyan coast guard to stop migrants crossing the Mediterranean. The Christian Science Monitor, 6 Dec. 2021 On the Italian side of things, everyone knows that pizza is a hand in glove pairing with beer. Bob Townsend, ajc, 16 Oct. 2019 This approach echoes old-fashioned ideas like careers of conviction and the fact that work and leisure can work hand in glove. John F. Mcvea, Star Tribune, 27 June 2021 Equally interesting is the Ag side, where the company works hand in glove with big farming operations to set anaerobic digesters directly on their site. David Blackmon, Forbes, 19 June 2021 Security should be built into every process, with software, IT and security teams working hand in glove, day by day. Joshua Bixby, Forbes, 21 May 2021 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, 31 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of hand in glove

1664, in the meaning defined above

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“Hand in glove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hand%20in%20glove. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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