keep (one's) paws off (something or someone)

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keep (one's) paws off (something or someone)

1. To refrain from touching or handling (something or someone). Usually said imperatively. You kids keep your paws off those cookies. They're for after dinner! I told you I wasn't interested, so keep your paws off me, you creep! That car is brand new, so keep your paws off!
2. To refrain from becoming involved with or attempting to take or control (something or someone). Usually said imperatively. That rotten bank had better keep its paws off my land! Listen, buddy, keep your paws off my sister, you hear?
See also: keep, off, paw
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In the first drunken escapade the daughter of rock legend Ozzy couldn't keep her paws off her new pal in front of a packed club where she was on DJing duties.
The daughter of rock legend Ozzy could not keep her paws off her new pal in front of a packed club where she was on DJing duties.