thick as thieves


: very close and secretive
They were (as) thick as thieves for weeks, which made us wonder what they were doing.

Examples of thick as thieves in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though it's been 30 years since Party of Five aired its first episode, Neve Campbell says the cast is still thick as thieves and have remained integral parts of each other's lives. Esther Kang, Peoplemag, 11 May 2024 Having grown up together in boarding school, the boys are thick as thieves. Amanda Luberto, The Arizona Republic, 12 Apr. 2024 The pirates were spotted openly walking the streets of Philadelphia, thick as thieves with judges and sheriffs, the Gunsway’s riches buying influence and power. Sean Kingsley, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Apr. 2024 But Michael is as thick as thieves with his Bravo family. Lindy Segal, Glamour, 1 Feb. 2024 Simone Biles and her little sister Adria Biles are as thick as thieves Simone Biles and her little sister, Adria Biles, have a super-tight bond. Emily Weaver, Peoplemag, 24 Sep. 2023 The Kardashian kiddos are as thick as thieves in the new photos, hugging each other and smiling ear-to-ear throughout the Barbie experience. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 2 July 2023 Best friends Fiona and Jane are thick as thieves through their chaotic teenage years, but when Fiona moves across the country, their bond stretches to its breaking point. Saleah Blancaflor, Good Housekeeping, 14 Mar. 2023 Picture me thick as thieves with your ex-wife. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 21 Oct. 2022

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“Thick as thieves.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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