in bed with

in bed with

In a relationship with another person, either for business or pleasure, often with an air of unseemliness. I don't trust Albert because I heard he's in bed with the mob. Did you hear that Todd was caught in bed with his secretary? How gauche.
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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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References in classic literature ?
He carried it that length that he protested to me, that if he was naked in bed with me, he would as sacredly preserve my virtue as he would defend it if I was assaulted by a ravisher.
But I don't fancy having a man smoking in bed with me.
cries Maclachlan; "do not I know Mrs Fitzpatrick very well, and don't I see that the lady, whom the gentleman who stands here in his shirt is lying in bed with, is none of her?