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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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Some of our most proficient national title producers consistently hit only defensive shots with their off hands.
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.
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
Players can limit court coverage with their off hands by standing closer to the side line.
This is the serve that doesn't reach the back wall and forces the receiver to contact the ball with the off hand from below the waist.