What does hand in glove mean?


Idiom Meaning:

have a close relationship


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Water (1995)

Time of Scene: 01:15:00

Charlesworth: Major “Mad Dog” Hollister, isn’t it? Sandy “Take No Prisoners” Charlesworth, SAS.

Hollister: We’ll have to move these civilians. Can’t see the target for the limbo dancers.

Charlesworth: Those are innocent bystanders.

Hollister: There’s no such thing. They’re all hand in glove with the gooks.

Charlesworth: We are not in Vietnam now, Major. Those chaps carry British passports. If any of them have to die, it will be by a British bullet.


The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp “Johnny Behan Falls in Love” (1961)

Time of Scene: n/a

Wyatt Earp: Marshal Wyatt Earp’s struggle to prove that Sheriff John Behan was hand in glove with the Clanton outlaws and the corrupt Ten Percent Ring took a strange new turn when Miss Minna Marlin arrived in Tombstone. Miss Marlin was the star of a dramatic company playing at the Bird Cage Theatre, but she became the central figure of a real life drama – a drama which had the whole town talking.


Piorot “The Underdog” (1993)

Time of Scene: n/a

Sir Reuben: War, Poirot, that’s what I said. War is what I mean, and it’s coming soon, you mark my words.

Hercule Poirot: With anyone in particular, Sir Reuben?

Sir Reuben: Germany, of course. Rearming. They remilitarised the Rhineland. They’ll be all over Europe before you know it, probably start with your place, um, Belgium. Ah, shouldn’t take them long.

Hercule Poirot: You’ll forgive me, Sir Reuben, if I do not view the prospect with such sang-froid. I myself have experienced at first hand the horror and destruction of war with Germany.

Sir Reuben: I am not saying that war is a nice business, but business it is.

Horace Trefusis: War and chemicals go hand in glove.

Charles: There are more important things than business.

Horace Trefusis: Business will not be the only beneficiary. Think of the great strides that science will make, new fuels, new alloys.

Sir Reuben: And it’ll do wonders for economy. Do you know how many unemployed we have today? More than a million! More than a million scrounging on the dole!

Victor Astwell: War seems a pretty drastic solution, heh.

Lady Astwell: I think I agree with Victor, eh.

Sir Reuben: As well you would, Nancy. Never could face facts. Always the great actress.

Lady Astwell: Could we talk about something a little more pleasant?


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