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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LAHORE -- 'We do not want to dirty our hands with wheat, rice, and sugar.
Death has been put off and professionalized to the point where we no longer have to dirty our hands with it.
Beaten-up cash bills and heavy coins never dirty our hands.