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cahoots n : collusion; "in cahoots with"

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  • , /kəˈhuːts/, /k@"hu:ts/


cahoots plural
  1. collusion or collaboration to nefarious ends.
    Being frustrated or up in cahoots.
    They probably give it back to him; they're all in cahoots. — Rabbit at Rest, John Updike

Usage notes

  • Cahoots is only ever used in the phrases in cahoots (for collusion within a group), in cahoots with (for collusion between two or more parties) and, more rarely, go cahoots (share equally in an expense or become partners - in the partnership sense also go in cahoots).

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