be in league with someone

to be secretly working together with someone, especially in order to do something bad

They confessed to being in league with foreign powers.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • be in league with someone — phrase to be secretly working together with someone, especially in order to do something bad They confessed to being in league with foreign powers. Thesaurus: to do something with someone elsesynonym to make a secret plansynonym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • in league with someone — in league with (someone) agreeing to do something with someone else. The accountant and the chairman were in league to hide the company s debts. I believe my children are in league with the devil! Usage notes: often said about an activity that is …   New idioms dictionary

  • in league with — (someone) agreeing to do something with someone else. The accountant and the chairman were in league to hide the company s debts. I believe my children are in league with the devil! Usage notes: often said about an activity that is not completely …   New idioms dictionary

  • in league with — If you re in league with someone, you have an agreement with them to do something, often something illegal or against the rules …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • in league with — COLLABORATING WITH, cooperating with, in alliance with, allied with, conspiring with, hand in glove with; informal in cahoots with. → league * * * in league with Having made an alliance with, usu for a bad purpose • • • Main Entry: ↑league * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • in league with — or {informal}[in cahoots with] {prep.} In secret agreement or partnership with (someone); working together secretly with, especially for harm. * /People once believed that some women were witches in league with the devil./ * /The mayor s enemies… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in league with — or {informal}[in cahoots with] {prep.} In secret agreement or partnership with (someone); working together secretly with, especially for harm. * /People once believed that some women were witches in league with the devil./ * /The mayor s enemies… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in\ league\ with — or informal in cahoots with prep. In secret agreement or partnership with (someone); working together secretly with, especially for harm. People once believed that some women were witches in league with the devil. The mayor s enemies spread a… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • in league with — in secret agreement or partnership with someone The union has been in league with management in trying to build the new factory …   Idioms and examples

  • league — league1 [ lig ] noun count *** 1. ) a group of teams or players who regularly compete against one another: the National Football League league champions/leaders a ) BRITISH a list of organizations, places, etc. put in order according to how good… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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