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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IF YOU don't want to dirty your hands in politics, then you shouldn't blame the government for the state of affairs in the country", says Shashi Tharoor, in a throwback to Madhavan's biting dialogue in Rang De Basanti -- " Kyon ki ghar ki safai me hath ganda kaun karega ".
Haddad expressed his gratefulness for the education he received at AUB, saying: "What I really like about AUB is that they teach you to get down and dirty your hands in the actual engineering.