get into bed with (someone or something)

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get into bed with (someone or something)

To enter into a relationship with someone or something, often but not always one that is considered unseemly for some reason. I don't trust Albert because I heard he's gotten into bed with the mob. The company is considering getting into bed with some of its suppliers, which may help to cut costs.
See also: bed, get
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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