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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Francis Pangilinan said he chose to remember Rizal as a farmer who soiled his hands and feet to learn the basics of agriculture during his exile in Dapitan.
In less than 90 days in office, the president has soiled his hands with the blood of people who served the state during the armed conflict," said FMLN Assembly Deputy Raul Mijango.