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 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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Bea, you wanted to keep your hands clean by not mentioning me in your controversial post, but with a click of your finger, in your sly way, you have charged everybody to destroy me for you," Julia said.
Keep your hands clean: Hand hygiene is the simplest way to stop transmission of illness.
Instead of jumping under the water every single day, Mitchell says it's much more important to keep your hands clean and regularly wash your clothes.
stop it spreading Advice from Public Health Wales to try and stop the spread of vomiting bugs includes: | Keep your hands clean; | Avoid raw, unwashed food; | Don't share towels, flannels or toothbrushes; | Keep household surfaces clean.
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. As for your feet, use a pumice stone to rub your heels and you're fine.
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."
What is the mould and how did it come to grow on soap, which is supposed to keep your hands clean?
Secondly, keep your hands clean. Wash them as often as you can in soapy water.
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