in bed with

in bed with

In a personal or business relationship with another person or entity that is considered unseemly for some reason. I don't trust Albert because I heard he's in bed with the mob. You know all the pharmaceutical companies are in bed with each other to fix prices.
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in bed with

1 having sexual intercourse with. 2 in undesirably close association with. informal
2 2000 Snowboard UK Jackson lies like an oasis of culture and good coffee in a state that is otherwise firmly in bed with gun culture.
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I mean do you love me, Carmela, the person who's here in bed with you.