Definition of into the arms of in English:

into the arms of

phrase

  • Into the possession or control of.

    ‘the violin passed into the arms of a wealthy dilettante’
    • ‘All of which does nothing but drive young people away from golf - into the arms of more welcoming sports.’
    • ‘Told that he did not belong to the group, he was sent packing and eventually into the arms of the Americans.’
    • ‘The administration may well be driving the reformers into the arms of the hardliners.’
    • ‘But his first shot was blocked and his second was tame as he helped it apologetically into the arms of Gough.’
    • ‘A Competition Commission inquiry may result, but sooner that than see Abbey slide unchallenged into the arms of another.’
    • ‘It also gives Dahlen a chance to leave the comfort of Montreal and head into the arms of family and friends in B.C.’
    • ‘It's a problem that is driving more customers than ever before into the arms of a burgeoning local slimming industry.’
    • ‘But like a relapsed addict, the organisation has fallen back into the arms of Faustian corporate deals.’
    • ‘As okay as I can be after driving the woman I love back into the arms of another man, he silently added.’
    • ‘He added the closure of the shop would ‘drive people into the arms of moneylenders’.’
    • ‘I had walked away from him and walked straight into the arms of his best friend.’
    • ‘She walked from the English upper classes into the arms of a sporting hero - but the fairytale is finally falling apart.’
    • ‘That, of course, means my chances of drifting into the arms of Morpheus are diminishing with every passing minute.’
    • ‘How could she share a kiss with him then just jump into the arms of another guy?’
    • ‘One of my guests had heard a noise in the living room and shone her torch and scared off the thieves right into the arms of the police.’
    • ‘It would be an even bigger shame if he were driven into the arms of the enemy.’
    • ‘It seems you want to deliver them back into the arms of a tyrant.’
    • ‘This autumn, I will deliver my eldest daughter into the arms of the Glaswegian state education system.’