Meaning of “cahoots” in the English Dictionary

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"cahoots" in British English

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cahootsnoun [ plural ]

uk /kəˈhuːts/ us /kəˈhuːts/ informal
in cahoots (with)

acting together with others for an illegal or dishonest purpose:

A banker and a government minister were in cahoots over a property deal.
It's reckoned that someone in the government was in cahoots with the assassin.

(Definition of “cahoots” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)