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English definition of “not soil your hands”

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not soil your hands

literary
to not become involved in something unpleasant or bad: These were top lawyers, the kind who wouldn't normally soil their hands with police work or criminal law.
Translations of “not soil your hands”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不沾染汙點,不參與不好的事情…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不沾染污点,不参与不好的事情…
(Definition of not soil your hands from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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