go hand in hand

go hand in hand

To accompany something harmoniously. You can't have peanut butter without jelly—they just go hand in hand!
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go hand in hand

COMMON If two things go hand in hand, they are closely connected and cannot be considered separately from each other. The principle of the playgroup movement is that play and learning go hand in hand. Note: You can also say that one thing goes hand in hand with another thing. This symptom goes hand in hand with an overall disintegration of the personality. Compare with work hand in hand.
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go hand in hand

be closely associated (with each other).
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go hand in ˈhand (with something)

be closely connected (with something): Poverty tends to go hand in hand with disease, and raising people’s incomes usually helps to improve their health.A bad economic situation and rising crime usually go hand in hand.
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References in classic literature ?
And Polly did n't think she had done much; but it was one of the little things which are always waiting to be done in this world of ours, where rainy days come so often, where spirits get out of tune, and duty won't go hand in hand with pleasure.
Travel and stress often go hand in hand, especially for frequent road warriors.