be in cahoots

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be in cahoots

To be working together in secret, often with an air of unseemliness. Those two have been whispering all day. I wonder what they're in cahoots about. I think all of those kids are in cahoots because they're all on the surveillance video from the night of the robbery.
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be in caˈhoots (with somebody)

(informal) be planning or doing something dishonest with somebody else: Some people believe that the company directors are in cahoots with the government.
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A PRANK by municipal councillors backfired when one of their colleagues launched a stinging attack on a government agency yesterday, after being led to believe it was in cahoots with air-conditioning suppliers to help them shift old stock.
He reiterated the allegation that the ECP was in cahoots with Pakistan Muslim League-N in 'fixing the match'.
Apparently, this vertically-challenged guy was in cahoots with the whole bar, as the entire crowd of people followed as Machnau and the midget were being dragged out the door.
Second, the Administration was in cahoots with Aristide's opponents for some time.
At one point he thought I was in cahoots with the police,'' Perlo said.