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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But Grande, who has always been an outspoken feminist and refused to be defined by her sexuality, rejects the notion that women can only be one thing, that feminine sensuality and divinity can't go hand in hand. Bonnie Stiernberg, Glamour, "Ariana Grande's 'God Is a Woman' Video Is an Incredible Manifesto for Empowering Female Sexuality," 14 July 2018 That is because diagnosis and treatment go hand in hand. The Economist, "A big collaboration is trying to understand diseases of the psyche," 28 June 2018 However, British experience suggests that legalized sports betting and corruption do not go hand in hand. Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY, "What the U.S. can learn about legalized sports betting from the U.K.," 6 June 2018 Such dislocations tend to go hand in hand with huge political uncertainty. Christopher Whittall, WSJ, "Then and Now: The Italian Crisis in Seven Charts," 30 May 2018 Professor Harris says that the expansion of fines and fees goes hand in hand with the expansion of mass conviction, mass incarceration, and the criminal justice system. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "How the municipal court money machine burdens city residents," 24 May 2018 However, his defense and the consistency of his effort were often lacking, with the two things going hand in hand. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "2017-'18 Milwaukee Bucks player grades," 7 Feb. 2018 My father still claims that pub culture and class consciousness go hand in hand, because everyone went to the bar for the free electricity. Rachel Kushner, The New Yorker, "Finding Yourself in Film," 4 June 2017 The program works hand in hand with the local tech community that forms the WTIA, and those who are accepted are guaranteed an apprenticeship. Katherine Long, The Seattle Times, "Two Seattle tech-training programs — why did one succeed, one fail?," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of hand in hand

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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