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English definition of “dirty your hands”

dirty your hands

to become involved in something unfair or dishonest: He refused to dirty his hands by lying about what had happened.Taking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will
(Definition of dirty your hands from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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