In Cahoots With
In Cahoots With : Phrases
Questionable collaboration. Secret partnership.
Computer delegates to the Comdex Convention were surprised to hear that Microsoft was in cahoots with Novell in an open source Bandit Project to gain advantage for Microsoft's new Vista operating system.
The term cahoots derives from the French cahute (cabin) and is first recorded around 1820. American fur trappers on the frontier probably borrowed the word from French trappers there. Trappers living together in a cahute or cahoot were often partners, giving rise to the expression in cahoots with.
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