be in cahoots

be in cahoots

to be secretly planning something together, especially something dishonest (usually + with ) There are theories that someone in the government was in cahoots with the assassin.
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There are times when the world wears the colors and the shadows of our inner life, when reality and imagination appear to be in cahoots.
Photo: Deborah Kara Unger may be in cahoots with the puppeteers in ``The Game,'' but Michael Douglas can't be sure.
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