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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The royal newlyweds can be seen walking through the station hand in hand while surrounded by minders and security. Fox News, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spotted taking public transit to royal event," 27 Sep. 2018 Another video showed the couple leaving the show hand in hand. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Priyanka Chopra Appeared To Hide Her Engagement Ring, But We Caught a Peek," 6 Aug. 2018 Atkins was elected Assembly speaker and walked down the chamber's center aisle hand in hand with her spouse en route to being sworn in. George Skelton, latimes.com, "In her historic rise to California Senate leader, Toni Atkins brings hope for a calmer era in the Capitol," 22 Mar. 2018 But the other thing is, security and privacy go hand in hand. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Nobody trusts Facebook anymore. Here’s one way it could change that.," 15 Oct. 2018 One is the title text while the other features a black stencil of a boy and girl, walking hand in hand. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "Prince Harry Gifted Meghan Markle a Super-Romantic Piece of Art," 8 July 2018 To walk hand in hand toward the humid dark, enter the ghost web of the hungry, to consider some wants were not meant to be understood. Safiya Sinclair, The New Yorker, "Gospel of the Misunderstood," 21 June 2018 The Golden Globe winner took his romance with the actress public in November when he and Winstead were photographed walking hand in hand in Los Angeles. Ale Russian, PEOPLE.com, "Ewan McGregor and Estranged Wife Reunite for Daughter's College Graduation with Sweet Selfie," 28 May 2018 As the night came to a close and Michelle and Barack Obama walked off the stage hand in hand, one era was ending and another was coming into sharper view. Allyson Hobbs, The Root, "After 1 Year of Trump, America Is Losing Its Soul," 20 Jan. 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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