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    hand in glove

    Dear native speakers,
    The idiom "hand in glove" has a positive meaning or a negative one or both? Once teaching idioms, I came across this idiom and couldn't find a clear-cut answer for myself as to whether it is used positively or negatively or in both ways.
    Thanks for your help

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    Re: hand in glove

    Quote Originally Posted by haseli22 View Post
    Dear native speakers,
    The idiom "hand in glove" has a positive meaning or a negative one or both? Once teaching idioms, I came across this idiom and couldn't find a clear-cut answer for myself as to whether it is used positively or negatively or in both ways.
    Thanks for your help
    It tends to be used negatively, but there might be some positive uses.

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    Re: hand in glove

    "hand in glove" means closely or together.

    The boy and his father worked hand in glove to finish building the cabin.

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