hand in hand


Definition of hand in hand

1 : with hands clasped (as in intimacy or affection) walking hand in hand
2 : in close association : together The chef works hand in hand with a nutritionist. illness and bad housing go hand in hand— Times Literary Supplement

Examples of hand in hand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Binoche invests these performances with the paradoxical sense that mastery and self-exposure go hand in hand. Susan Dominus Photographs By Joshua Kissi Styled By Ian Bradley Sasha Weiss Photographs By Collier Schorr Styled By Jay Massacret Megan O’grady Portrait By Mickalene Thomas And Racquel Chevremont Ligaya Mishan Photographs By Tina Barney, New York Times, 14 Oct. 2021 The answer’s simple: chaos and overpopulation go hand in hand. Dennard Dayle, The New Yorker, 11 Oct. 2021 The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has also found that these attacks often go hand in hand with other press freedom violations and hinders journalists’ ability to cover important stories on issues like politics and corruption. Katherine Love, Forbes, 1 Oct. 2021 Community activists once hoped that money for the construction of a new library, and money to restore the Lyric, could go hand in hand. Seamus Mcavoy, courant.com, 30 Sep. 2021 For Adebayo, personal improvement and team gain ultimately should go hand in hand, including a return to the All-Star Game after his 2020 appearance did not produce an encore last season. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 29 Sep. 2021 Pleasure and responsibility go hand in hand right now. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, 29 Sep. 2021 Less statement-y than its poker-straight companion (although the two go hand in hand), middle parts can update any look. Tish Weinstock, Vogue, 27 Sep. 2021 That’s intriguing because large size and differentiation have been theorized to go hand in hand, Cooper explained. Quanta Magazine, 22 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of hand in hand

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Oct 2021

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“Hand in hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hand%20in%20hand. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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