hand in hand


hand in hand
*hand in hand
1. Lit. holding hands. (*Typically: dosomething \hand in hand; sit \hand in hand; walk \hand in hand.) •

They walked down the street hand in hand.

Bob and Mary sat there quietly, hand in hand.

2. Fig. [of two things] together, one with the other. (*Typically: go \hand in hand.) •

Cookies and milk seem to go hand in hand.

Teenagers and back talk go hand in hand.

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{adv. phr.} 1. Holding hands. * /Bob and Mary walked along hand in hand in the park./ Compare: ARM IN ARM. 2. Accompanying each other; together; closely connected. - Used with "go". * /Ignorance and poverty often go hand in hand./ * /Selfishness and unhappiness often go hand in hand./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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