soil (one's) hands

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soil (one's) hands

To partake in especially underhanded, illicit, or illegal work or activities. The public can't be allowed to think that I, a senate hopeful, would ever soil my hands with a tax-evasion scheme such as that.
See also: hand, soil
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The young woman in charge resolutely refused to soil her hands with my money.
The problem is would she soil her hands with the euro which has now replaced the franc in France?
So I read with interest Andrew Wilson's column about Wendy Alexander refusing to soil her hands with ministerial duty while there's Nat-bashing to be done.