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off (one's) hands

Removed from one's responsibility. I never would have finished the project on time if Bill hadn't taken that part off my hands.
See also: hand, off

off (one's) hands

No longer under one's jurisdiction, within one's responsibility, or in one's care: We finally got that project off our hands.
See also: hand, off
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Scotland's Macdonald Hotels is set to pick up the Heritage chain of 47 country house hotels for around pounds 350 million, beating off Hands' privately-owned Hand-Picked Hotels and Orient Express Hotels, according to industry sources.
Star collars on caroling candles keep wax off hands; gold centerpiece ornaments reflect chafing-dish candles' gentle flames.
Summary: Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Apr 25 (ANI): The District Electoral Officer of Mandi on Thursday issued a notice to Himachal Pradesh BJP Chief Satpal Singh Satti over his comment "will chop off hands of those who point fingers at Modi Ji."
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NNA - Future bloc MP, Ammar Houry, on Thursday lashed out at threats being launched by his party's political adversaries of cutting off hands and necks, accusing those very same sides of "slaughtering" national coexistence.
Players' off hands are usually weak due to poor footwork rather than arm strength.
CHOPPING off hands and floggings are barbaric punishments.
When he served to the right, Paredes would drift just to the left of center court, again near the short line, and "assume the fly." Of course, the fly attempts with the left hand also assume a strong off hand, but even weaker off hands are capable of pushing these fly opportunities down the left wall to the opponent's off hand.
SICK: Salha shows off hands dripping with blood; HELD: He's paraded with his arms aloft yesterday