get into bed with (someone)

get into bed with (someone)

To be in a relationship with another person, either for business or pleasure, and often with an air of unseemliness. I don't trust Albert because I heard he's gotten into bed with the mob. Did you hear that Todd got into bed with his secretary? How gauche.
See also: bed, get

get into bed with someone

Fig. to work closely as business partners; to merge businesses. Have you heard? The company's getting into bed with Acme Industries. I want you to get into bed with the other department supervisors and sort this problem out.
See also: bed, get

get into bed with someone

If one person or group gets into bed with another, they make an agreement to work together. There's not much chance of them getting into bed with a bank of that size. Note: You can also say that a person or group is in bed with another, meaning that they are already working together. He was clearly in bed with the government. Note: This expression is usually used to show disapproval.
See also: bed, get, someone

get into bed with

Slang To become closely involved with another person or group, as in an intrigue: "The Israelis were experienced at this kind of [covert] ... work, but it was essential that the administration not get into bed with them on this" (Bob Woodward).
See also: bed, get