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An instruction for one to refrain from touching or handling (something or someone). (Usually said imperatively.) Hey, hands off those cookies, they're for after dinner! I have every right to be on this property, so hands off, fellas! That television is brand new, so hands off!
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Do not touch someone or something. Careful! Don't touch that wire. Hands off! The sign says, "Hands off!" and you had better do what it says.
See also: Hand
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
hands off!used to warn someone against touching or interfering with something.
See also: hand
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