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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In this issue you can find some great articles about ethical dilemmas in dental assisting, how to properly keep your hands clean and free of germs, a free CE Course, an article about training in the dental field with the Air Force, and some news about recent events that the ADAA representatives attended.
While the task of picking up after your dog isn't always pleasant, stride's[TM] built-in hand sanitizer compartment makes it easy to keep your hands clean and germ free.
But one important thing to do is to keep your hands clean.
It's pretty straightforward - cut your nails regularly and keep your hands clean.
She advises a once-weekly homemade scrub to keep your hands clean, moisturized, and exfoliated.
Just pop the cloves into the top door and roll this gadget to achieve perfectly chopped garlic, and keep your hands clean and odour-free.
My friend Rosemary, a couple of doors away, dropped me this note: "I am SO pleased that you managed to keep your hands clean - the idea of our local Press man being incarcerated at Her Majesty's pleasure while his wife endures a solitary Christmas is not a happy one.
Keep your hands clean by washing thoroughly with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Keep your hands clean with this easily applied cream stick which gives total UVA and UVB protection.
Nurse and poet Sue Stevens came up with a catchy song, Hands Washed, Keep Your Hands Clean, which is sung to the tune of Hands Up, Baby Hands Up.
One of the best ways to stay healthy is to keep your hands clean.
The Children's Hospital for Wales, Cardiff, has run a hygiene campaign to spread the message to keep your hands clean.
ANTI-BACTERIAL gel to keep your hands clean without wasting water.
But keep your hands clean to avoid transferring the oil to your face.
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