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

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All this shows how political crises and measles go hand in hand. Jonathan Kennedy, Quartz, "The anti-vax movement is effectively reversing decades of progress in disease prevention," 11 Sep. 2019 But many Catholics wary of Pope Francis would agree with the garment-maker’s general point that business and morality should go hand in hand. The Economist, "Popenomics," 7 Sep. 2019 Petrenko, say those who know him and love him (that seems to go hand in hand), has music for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a nightcap. Los Angeles Times, "Review: A shy Siberian conductor in Berlin may be just what the music world needs," 28 Aug. 2019 Agriculture has long been a mainstay of Brazil’s economy — and farming and fires here often go hand in hand. New York Times, "Amid Outrage Over Rainforest Fires, Many in the Amazon Remain Defiant," 26 Aug. 2019 The opening of Century Grand and the closing of Pobrecito went hand in hand, Asher told The Republic on Monday afternoon. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Pobrecito at The Churchill in downtown Phoenix is closing. Here's what we know," 20 Aug. 2019 Hopefully our understanding of this tricky concept will progress hand in hand with our understanding of quantum mechanics itself. Quanta Magazine, "Where Quantum Probability Comes From," 9 Sep. 2019 That, naturally, goes hand in hand with the reshaping of his body this offseason, but there’s more to Williams’ progression as a wide receiver prospect. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, "After reconfiguring his body, Seth Williams ready to take next step as Auburn’s top receiver," 20 Aug. 2019 The problems created by flagging business dynamism go hand in hand with the crises of income inequality and rural economic decline. Samuel Hammond, National Review, "How Congress Can Address America’s Startup Shortage," 12 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of hand in hand

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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