Also, in cahoots with. In close cooperation or in partnership with, often secretly or in a conspiracy. For example, “For anybody on the road might be a robber, or in league with robbers” (Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, 1859), or We suspect that the mayor is in cahoots with the construction industry. The first term dates from the mid-1500s. The variant, a colloquialism dating from the early 1800s, may come from the French cahute, “a small hut or cabin,” and may allude to the close quarters in such a dwelling.
- In left field
see: out in left field
[noun in-let, -lit; verb in-let, in-let] /noun ˈɪn lɛt, -lɪt; verb ˈɪnˌlɛt, ɪnˈlɛt/ noun 1. an indentation of a shoreline, usually long and narrow; small bay or arm. 2. a narrow passage between islands. 3. a place of admission; entrance. 4. something put or inserted. verb (used with object), inlet, inletting. 5. to put in; […]
[in-lahy-er] /ˈɪnˌlaɪ ər/ noun, Geology. 1. an outcrop of a formation completely surrounded by rocks of younger age. /ˈɪnˌlaɪə/ noun 1. an outcrop of rocks that is entirely surrounded by younger rocks
- In like flynn
1940s slang, said to have originated in the U.S. military, perhaps from alleged sexual exploits of Hollywood actor Errol Flynn. adjective phrase Accepted; acceptable; belonging to a select group; in: ”Are you in or out right now?” ”I’m in like Flynn. Didn’t you notice the picture on my desk?” [1940s+, perhaps fr US Army Air […]