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Related to hand and glove: on the other hand, take the gloves off, the gloves are off

hand in glove (with someone)

Fig. very close to someone. John is really hand in glove with Sally. The teacher and the principal work hand in glove.
See also: glove, hand

hand in glove

  (British, American & Australian) also hand and glove (American)
if one person or organization is working hand in glove with another, they are working together, often to do something dishonest It was rumoured at the time that some of the gangs were working hand in glove with the police.
See also: glove, hand

hand in glove

On intimate terms, in close association, as in The internist is hand in glove with the surgeon, so you'd better get a second opinion. This metaphoric expression for a close fit was already included in John Ray's 1678 collection of proverbs, when it was put hand and glove.
See also: glove, hand