Word of the day: turpitude, Idiom of the day: joined at the hip

For a change we have a word and an idiom today

Word of the day: turpitude
Dictionary meaning of turpitude is depravity; wickedness.
Almost always I have seen this word used with moral. “moral turpitude” is commonly used to describe a person’s descent into unacceptable behavior. Per Wikipedia moral turpitude is a legal concept in the United States and prior to 1976, Canada, that refers to “an act or behavior that gravely violates the sentiment or accepted standard of the community”. This term appears in U.S. immigration law beginning in the 19th century. moral and turpitude seem inseparable. Which brings us to the idiom of the day

Idiom of the day: joined at the hip
Used to describe the relationship between people. If two persons are described as being joined at the hip it means they are closely connected; always together

Now for the fun part: Using the word and idiom in a sentence!

Julie Anne, accused of moral turpitude, claimed whatever she did was at the insistence of Ronald which would make it appear both of them are joined at the hip

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