As connected as is possible. Often used to describe a particularly intimate relationship or friendship.
Jenna and Elise are as close as the bark to the tree—I rarely see one without the other!
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The idiom ‘close as the bark to the tree’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘close as the bark to the tree’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.