dirty (one's) hands

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dirty (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 dirty my hands with a tax-evasion scheme such as that.
See also: dirty, hand
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Revealing why she doesn't want it near the lavatory, she added:"No way, it's like don't put your dirty hands on my Oscar
Finally, my FIR was registered but at a cost which didn't go to the national exchequer but into dirty hands.
Any leader who does not tolerate criticism from the public is afraid of their dirty hands being revealed under heavy light.
The house feels dirty to me because of what has happened, and I don't want to wear my clothes as I feel those dirty hands have been rifling through them.
Now our members do not have to relive their worst nightmares in this stage-managed event which has now been contrived in such a way that it enables the guilty to wash their dirty hands, whilst the Establishment pats itself on the back.
Israeli forces were heard yelling at children several times, and ordered a few boys to show them their hands in order to 'prove' stone-throwing, if they are having dirty hands.
But logistics is about dirty hands work- lifting boxes and driving trucks, so it is important that people learn that side, as well," noted Chris Clark, International Development Manager of
The dirty hands have intensified desperate actions to destabilize the region, specially the Muslim countries," Qassemi said.
INTERROGATION He admits in the video: "It's a very, very dirty story, but after all our work does imply getting dirty hands from time to time.
After all, our work does imply getting dirty hands from time to time," he said.
tell it still frozen from the snows of kolyma a story of dirty hands a
There were poor cleanliness arrangements, dirty hands of the staff and non-availability of certificates of employees upon which Food Safety Officer imposed a fine of Rs.
Another image shows a small boy laughing, while holding his dirty hands close to his open mouth.
MANILA -- A few days before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Summit, protesters stormed the Chinese Embassy in Makati and the Japanese Embassy in Pasay City on Thursday and asked the APEC member states to keep their dirty hands off the Philippines.