in cahoots


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in cahoots (with someone)

In close, often secretive or conspiratorial cooperation with someone. It turned out that the business tycoon was in cahoots with local law enforcement to have the investigation dropped. We've been in cahoots with a company overseas who can produce the product for half the price.
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in cahoots (with someone)

Rur. in conspiracy with someone; in league with someone. The mayor is in cahoots with the construction company that got the contract for the new building. Those two have been in cahoots before.
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in cahoots

working or conspiring together, often dishonestly; in collusion. informal
In cahoots is recorded in the early 19th century, in the south and west of the USA, in the sense of ‘partnership’. The origin of cahoot is uncertain; it may come either from the French word cahute meaning ‘a hut’ or from cohort .
1998 Spectator Labour knows that. So do the Tories and that's why the two of them are in cahoots.
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'We cannot deny that some of our employees are in cahoots [with private hospitals],' he said.
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The plaintiff would contend at the trial that the defendant had given its blessings to the supposed holder to perpetrate fraud on it, and or that the defendant is in cahoots with the supposed holder to perpetrate the named fraud.
This is injustice, not accountability, he said, adding that NAB and PTI are in cahoots with each other.
LAHORE -- PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday accused PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif of being in cahoots with the establishment for the past 30 years.
Maryam says Zardari, Imran are no differentHamaz Shehbaz flanks uncle, cousin during rallyNANKANA SAHIB: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Sunday termed Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan "pawns", saying both are deceiving the nation as "pawns never serve people".Addressing a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) rally in Sangla Hill, Nankana Sahib, former PML-N chief, now party's Quaid, said those who were calling thieves each other are now in cahoots.
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'Reckon the lodge was in cahoots?' 'I don't know about that,' Peter Plod answered.
ISLAMABAD -- Senator Raza Rabbani has accused government of being in cahoots with TTP, while ANP senator Zahid Khan wanted clarification over interior minister's claim that court judge had been killed accidentally by his own guard.
A GOVERNMENT minister yesterday demanded evidence to support claims that Customs officials were in cahoots with a diesel "mafia" which was smuggling Bahraini diesel out of the country.
"I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots,'' he said.
The humiliating climbdown left the Lib Dem leader with nothing to show from two years in cahoots with the Tories as his plans for an elected Upper House crumbled to dust.
At a fundraising event for Hopefield Animal Sanctuary this week, LeLe gushed: "It takes time as I want to make this album my best yet." In cahoots with producer of the moment FRASER T SMITH, Leona hopes to release it in the New Year and tour Europe and the US at the end of 2012.
We are now subject to getting on for a quarter of a million EU laws and regulations gleefully implemented by Whitehall enarques in cahoots with their comrades in Brussels.