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wash your hands of sth

If you wash your hands of something that you were previously responsible for, you intentionally stop being involved in it or connected with it in any way: She couldn't wait to wash her hands of the whole project.
Translations of “wash your hands of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 洗手不幹,不再管…
in Chinese (Simplified) 洗手不干,不再管…
(Definition of wash your hands of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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