off your hands

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 your hands

COMMON If someone or something is off your hands, you are no longer responsible for them. I can always take the children off your hands for a while, if you need to work. I was just glad to get the building off my hands. Compare with on your hands.
See also: hand, off
References in classic literature ?
Yes, I suppose I might as well take her off your hands, Miss Cuthbert.
Besides, it would not be fair to Miss Ladd, to leave her before the other man takes your girls off your hands.
Offering support are New Zealand band of the moment CUT OFF YOUR HANDS - a band who seem pretty hell-bent on redefining the term "prolific".
For on the back of months of breakneck touring, blistering live performances and generally nice guy dalliances with press and fans alike, throughout Australasia, America and the UK, Cut Off Your Hands have found some very real momentum, not to mention a rather large host of avid supporters of their cause (lead by the BBC's Steve Lamacq - nee John Peel, Drowned In Sound and indie web-bible Pitchfork).
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To get a son off your hands in Juchitan you may have to set him up with a dowry--some money or some animals or even some land; you'll certainly have to throw the wedding party.
Quote of the week, though, belonged to Big Sam Allardyce: ``The great thing about foreigners is there always seems to be some other muppet to take them off your hands, '' he said, before adding: ``Pity you can't say that about some English players
Unfortunately, it did leave that certain fake tan aroma and the fact it dries so quickly means you have to get it off your hands fast to avoid being left with tell-tale orange palms.
And if you're the owner of a bar or restaurant, discriminating patrons will gladly take them off your hands, one glass at a time.
Profinity readily takes the IT responsibility off your hands so you can concentrate solely on your company's goals.