keep hands clean


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keep your hands clean

also have clean hands
to avoid becoming involved in something, esp. immoral or illegal I do not see how anyone working with such corrupt and greedy people could have clean hands.
Opposite of: get your hands dirty
See also: clean, hand, keep

keep your hands clean

to avoid becoming involved in any activities which are bad or illegal Politicians can leave the lies and smear campaigns to journalists and keep their own hands clean.
See also: clean, hand, keep
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The new Fresh Scents Air Freshener & Antibacterial Deodorant Soap dispenser is an ingenious two-in-one product that helps keep hands clean and rooms smelling fresh.
Parents of affected children have been advised to keep their children off school, make sure they rest and drink plenty of fluids, use painkillers to reduce high temperatures, and keep hands clean.
To help keep hands clean, in June Gojo launched a new dispensing system called Gojo NXT for the food service industry.
Prepare for cold and flu season by stocking up on Kleenex Everyday Tissue, which is now thicker and more absorbent to help keep hands clean and dry.
One simple yet significant step to achieving that is to keep hands clean.