keep (one's) hands clean

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keep (one's) hands clean

To keep a distance from or avoid becoming involved with something that is (or might be considered) unsavory, immoral, illicit, or illegal. You're not going to get very far in this business if you're always worrying about keeping your hands clean. She always kept her hands clean during her campaigns, avoiding the smear tactics and mud slinging so common in the political world.
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They would also leave less stains on fingers, allowing women to keep their hands clean and tidy.
Communicable diseases such as influenza and tuberculosis can easily be spread through handshakes or contact between people so it is crucial for people to keep their hands clean for the well-being of others as well," he said.
The bike is powered by levers on each side, allowing people to keep their hands clean and dry.
He advised visitors to the Mainland to stay away from wet markets, or to wear a mask and keep their hands clean if they cannot avoid them.
DOCTORS and nurses have shown off their best dance moves in a video urging people to keep their hands clean.
An overlooked culprit in spreading the flu is touching the eyes, he said, urging people to keep their hands clean and keep them out their face.
This served to help students keep their hands clean, so there wouldn't be little fingerprints all over their final work.
An MRSA screening program is now in place, and patients, visitors and staff are provided with antiseptic gel dispensers throughout the hospitals to keep their hands clean so that the risk of spreading the virus is reduced.
The students will keep their hands clean throughout the process.
It's tough for students to keep their hands clean if bathrooms lack the basics.
Angela said hospital staff wanted to make sure even the youngest patients knew how to keep their hands clean to stop infections spreading.
We are going to support this with a program in schools that will teach kids about how important it is to keep their hands clean and support that with a teacher's guide, videos and manuals.
Workers wear powder blue latex gloves to keep their hands clean, to prevent paper cuts and for improved grip.
Most hospitals have sanitizers hanging on the wall in rooms, making it easier for medical personnel and visitors to keep their hands clean.
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