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in concert

1. Literally, performing a musical concert. They're one of my favorite bands, but strangely I've never seen them in concert.
2. Together; in cooperation. The two of us will need to work in concert if we're going to get through all these files. The local police department has been investigating in concert with federal agencies.
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in concert with (someone)

Together with someone; in cooperation with someone. You'll need to work in concert with my file clerk to sort through all this paperwork. The local police department has been investigating in concert with federal agencies.
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screw (oneself) up to concert pitch

To prepare for any event or crisis that may occur. My dad is nervous about me driving so far on my own, so I'm sure he's screwed himself up to concert pitch and is stationed by the phone in case I call.
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work in concert

To work together or in cooperation. The two of us will need to work in concert if we're going to get through all these files. The murderer was only found after the local police department began working in concert with federal agencies.
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in concert (with someone)

Fig. in cooperation with someone; with the aid of someone. Mrs. Smith planned the party in concert with her sister. In concert they planned a lovely event.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in concert

Together, jointly, as in They worked in concert on the script, or When mind is in concert with body, one can accomplish a great deal. This expression uses concert in the sense of "an agreement of two or more persons." [Early 1700s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Contrary to the locally-based challenge concerts, the visiting concerts will see musicians travelling to places where residents have few opportunities to hear live music.
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At the first stage of the concert, the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Deputy Secretary-General and Belgium's former Prime Minister Yves Leterme will be the honored guest.
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The Alnwick Concert Pipers are due to play in concert in a rare venture to Heaton.
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