Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

in tandem (with)

in tandemin tandem with
1) working together simultaneously
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    • working in tandem with our consultants/clients/customers
  • Analysis
    This idiom refers to somebody or something working or happening together, at the same time; or things that are linked in some way. It can be used in a social context, but it is much more common in a professional one where two or more people or pieces of equipment - computers, for example - that are linked or working closely together are frequently said to be 'in tandem.' Phrases with a similar meaning include 'side by side,' and 'work shoulder to shoulder.'
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. We will be working in tandem with the IT team to ensure the transition to the new software is flawless and without problems.
    2. Sales and Customer Support should work in tandem to identify the needs and expectations of our clients.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Police are working in tandem with the local community in order to reduce crime rates in the area.
    2. Many students work in a part-time job in tandem with studying in order to cover their expenses.
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