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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Because Wallace sees crime as a celebrity practice, he never dirties his hands with the quotidian crime common to New York and other American cities during the '20s.