in cahoots

cahoot

[kuh-hoot]
Idioms Informal.
1.
go cahoots, to share equally; become partners: They went cahoots in the establishment of the store. Also, go in cahoot with, go in cahoots.
2.
in cahoot/cahoots,
a.
in partnership; in league.
b.
in conspiracy: in cahoots with the enemy.

Origin:
1820–30, Americanism; perhaps < French cahute cabin, hut, equivalent to ca(bane) cabin + hutte hut

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cahoot
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in cahoots

see in league with.

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