be in cahoots

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be in cahoots

To be working together in secret, often with an air of unseemliness. Those two have been whispering all day. I wonder what they're in cahoots about. I think all of those kids are in cahoots because they're all on the surveillance video from the night of the robbery.
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be in caˈhoots (with somebody)

(informal) be planning or doing something dishonest with somebody else: Some people believe that the company directors are in cahoots with the government.
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That's what we want to know - whether there was collusion, whether they were in cahoots, considering that WellMed was paid despite allegations of fraud.
The President, in a later speech at the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) event in Pasig City, however, acknowledged that some policemen and Customs agents were in cahoots with drug traffickers.
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Mr Whitehurst told the court: "I had become fairly certain that Whittock and Ingram were in cahoots on the previous question.
Many activists were convinced that the FBI, CIA and local law enforcement agencies were in cahoots and conspired daily to make sure the Panthers and other radical organizations were neutralized or otherwise infiltrated.