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

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

1. To refrain from touching or handling (something or someone). (Usually said imperatively.) You kids keep your hands off those cookies, they're for after dinner! I have every right to be on this property, so keep your hands off me! That television is brand new, so keep your hands 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 hands off my land! Listen, buddy, keep your hands off my sister, you hear?
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keep one's hands off (something)

to refrain from touching or handling something. I'm going to put these cookies here. You keep your hands off them. Get your hands off my book, and keep them off.
See also: hand, keep, off
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Some of the servants likewise used me saucily, and had much ado to keep their hands off me; the master indeed was civiller to me than they, but he would not yet let me go, though he owned he could not say I was in his shop before.
How many women can keep their hands off a piece of well-crafted gold jewellery?
They couldn't keep their hands off each other from what we saw.
MICK McCARTHY has warned Celtic and Everton to keep their hands off his Irish stars.
timjonesracingCan't keep their hands off I see Racing For Change is meddling in jump racing - I knew it was only a matter of time.
London, Mar 24 (ANI): Actress Drew Barrymore and her new boyfriend Will Kopelman couldn't seem to keep their hands off each other during an outing.
Teen boys are advised to keep their hands off it or they might go deaf.
He teaches her how to dance sizzling latino and soon the pair can't keep their hands off each other.
St Patrick's in Thornaby has an excellent reputation for exam results - let's hope the powers that be keep their hands off it.
The cameras cost about pounds 2,600 each, but it isn't clear what advice they will give to people who can't keep their hands off each other.
They can't keep their hands off each other, but they keep their passion under wraps, though Susan finds it hard to sneak around at her age.
Lakin said that, in the stage version, Joanie and Chachi can't keep their hands off each other.
The chocolate variety is delicious, but even the biggest chocoholics will be unable to keep their hands off the gluten-free vanilla ones with their perfect hint of the extract.
And the pair struggled to keep their hands off each other during their week-long stay on the luxury island.
Bush and the national administration would keep their hands off Wisconsin," says state Rep.
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