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hand in hand

1. Literally, holding hands with one another. Katie and her new boyfriend are so cute, always going around hand in hand.
2. Of two things, to accompany one another harmoniously. You can't have peanut butter without jelly—they just go hand in hand!
3. To work alongside or in conjunction (with someone or something else), especially in pursuit of a common goal. Our company works hand in hand with market research firms to ensure that our clients' advertising reaches the broadest and most well suited audiences possible. The two drugs work hand in hand to combat the disease—one fighting the original infection, the other helping to repair damaged cells and tissue.
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*hand in hand

 
1. Lit. holding hands. (*Typically: do something ~ sit ~ walk ∼.) They walked down the street hand in hand. Bob and Mary sat there quietly, hand in hand.
2. Fig. [of two things] together, one with the other. (*Typically: go ∼.) Cookies and milk seem to go hand in hand. Teenagers and back talk go hand in hand.
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hand in hand

In cooperation, jointly, as in Industrial growth and urbanization often go hand in hand. This phrase, often put as go hand in hand with, was first recorded in 1576.
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ˌhand in ˈhand

(of people) holding each other’s hand, usually as a sign of affection: The lovers walked along the river bank, hand in hand.
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hand in hand

In cooperation; jointly.
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There'are so many great things that come hand-in-hand with winter; the chance of snow falling, the buzz of kicking through a pile of fallen leaves and of course the sparkle of Christmas!
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Ramadi / NINA /-- Delegation from districts of Adhamiya, Amiriya and Zayouna of Baghdad the capital arrived to sit-in square of Ramadi today to participate in the unified prayers which held under the slogan / hand-in-hand for the restitution our usurped rights / which performed near the international highway north of Ramadi.
"It was great to see my team working hand-in-hand to cover this issue."
He returned as often as he could to his farm in Plantersville, where, amid the pines and gently rolling farmland, he strolled hand-in-hand with his wife Beara, still very much in love after all these years.