take off hands

take (someone or something) off (one's) hands

To physically take or remove someone or something from one. Hey, I'd be happy to take that lawn mower off your hands if you're still trying to sell it. Any chance you're willing to take a toddler off my hands this afternoon?
See also: hand, off, take

take someone or something off someone's hands

Fig. to relieve someone of the burden or bother of someone or something. I would be happy to take your uncle off your hands for a few hours. Will you please take some of this food off my hands?
See also: hand, off, take