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Definition of hand-in-glove

hand-in-glove

adjective

  • very close and tight involving an idea or scheme. Usually involves secrecy, or worldly, or deceptive, or immoral motives to harm for a financial gain or relief, or both.
    Michelle is hand-in-glove with the the office manager to destroy the reputation of the company's president.

    Last edited on Nov 16 2013. Submitted by Kenneth M. from Richmond, VA, USA on Apr 30 2005.

adverb

  • closely, as in a close friendship or a close working relationship.
    We work hand in glove with some of the bigger shops that do not want to mess around with small precision parts. We complement those shops.

    Last edited on Nov 16 2013. Submitted by Kenneth M. from Richmond, VA, USA on Apr 30 2005.

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Other terms relating to 'hand':

Definitions include: something you have now is worth more than two things you have just a chance of getting.
Definitions include: to do something bad to someone that takes care of one.
Definitions include: to be severely defeated.
Definitions include: to have in one's possession.
Definitions include: get caught doing something one shouldn't
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Definitions include: See handjob.
Definitions include: items - usually clothing - worn by an older relative (especially sibling) and then "handed down" to a younger relative.
Definitions include: in great amounts.
Definitions include: used when comparing things and something is the clear-cut winner.
Definitions include: prone to inappropriate touching with one's hands.

Other terms relating to 'in':

Definitions include: something you have now is worth more than two things you have just a chance of getting.
Definitions include: a secret advantage.
Definitions include: involving everyone or everything.
Definitions include: doing something emphatically.
Definitions include: no chance.
Definitions include: something easy.
Definitions include: at some time before the present.
Definitions include: having resumed an activity that one had previously stopped performing.
Definitions include: included.
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Definitions include: acronym for "be back in a bit", i.e. "I will return in a short amount of time."
Definitions include: never.

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