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not lift a hand
To not do anything at all; to not take any action. Typically due to refusal or unwillingness. I am not lifting a hand until you kids start doing your fair share of the housework. The government has made it clear that it won't lift a hand to help with the conflict in the region. He hasn't lifted a hand since he got here. He's been no help at all.
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