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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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Gurbinder Mavi, VP of Sales and Marketing for Rapidsoft Systems said, "Research has shown that taking off hands from the wheels leads to accidents.
Reporter Mamoona Saeed was working on a news story relating to a domestic violence in which a husband had chopped off hands and legs of her wife.
Summary: Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that the Iranian nation will strongly cut off hands of aggressors.
It is gentler than lava soap, but is still effective at getting grease and dirt off hands.
They developed a proprietary formula with a unique combination of cleaning agents that removes soil from plates and rinses off hands easily to help preserve the skin's oils.
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.