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 Those who are adamantly against testing — much like those who oppose mask wearing, which seem to go hand in hand — describe it as a personal belief or conviction. Courtney Tanner, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Some Utahns refuse to get tested for COVID-19 — including a state lawmaker. Health officials are worried.," 12 Oct. 2020 In a statement reacting to the award announcement, Beasley affirmed his organization’s stance that global peace and food security go hand in hand. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "World Food Program Wins 2020 Nobel Peace Prize," 9 Oct. 2020 Business success and employee wellbeing go hand in hand. Fortune, "Corporate America, here’s the secret to a better bottom line," 2 Oct. 2020 Eating healthy and eating sustainably can go hand in hand. Katey Clifford, oregonlive, "October is Campus Sustainability Month: Be kind to the planet with these green products for the home," 1 Oct. 2020 Those two numbers typically go hand in hand, though unmanned ships and aircraft promise to change that. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Pentagon Wants to Supersize the Navy to 500+ Ships. Good Luck Paying for That.," 29 Sep. 2020 In terms of creating a more diverse audience, LeBlanc said the solution will go hand in hand with their internal practices and programming. Milan Polk, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago arts organizations are pushing inclusion efforts — but do audiences see them as effective?," 24 Sep. 2020 In this worldview, aggressive secularism and moralism go hand in hand with the reckless condemnation of whole groups and peoples. Daniel J. Mahoney, National Review, "The Spirit of Religion and the Spirit of Liberty," 23 Sep. 2020 Consistency and politics don’t always go hand in hand, and the history of judicial nomination fights is rife with shifting positions and righteous indignation at tactics senators from one party or the other had been using a year earlier. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, "Analysis: Push to replace Justice Ginsburg six weeks before election is both hypocritical and savvy," 19 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of hand in hand

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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. 2020.

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