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

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

To refrain from touching or handling (something or someone). Usually used as an imperative. You kids take your hands off those cookies, they're for after dinner! I have every right to be on this property, so take your hands off me!
See also: hand, off, take

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

 and get one's hands off (of) someone or something
to let go of someone or something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Get your hands off of me! Please take your hands off the cake plate.
See also: hand, off, take
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