wash one's hands


wash one's hands
verb
to absolve oneself of responsibility or future blame
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I wash my hands of this

Hypernyms: ↑absolve, ↑justify, ↑free
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s PP

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wash one's hands (
hand

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go to the toilet (used euphemistically)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • wash one's hands of — ► wash one s hands of disclaim responsibility for. [ORIGIN: originally with biblical allusion to Pontius Pilate washing his hands after the condemnation of Christ (Gospel of Matthew, chapter 27).] Main Entry: ↑wash …   English terms dictionary

  • wash one's hands of — DISOWN, renounce, reject, forswear, disavow, give up on, turn one s back on, cast aside, abandon; formal abjure. → wash * * * phrasal : to disclaim or renounce interest in, responsibility for, or further connection with resigned and washed his… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wash one's hands of — idi wash one s hands of, to abandon any further responsibility for …   From formal English to slang

  • wash one's hands of — abandon, refuse responsibility for He washed his hands of the problem after they refused to deal with it. (from Idioms in Speech) to decline responsibility, to rid oneself of the responsibility for As far as Ken and Vicky were concerned, Davy had …   Idioms and examples

  • wash one's hands of — I m going to wash my hands of the whole business Syn: disown, renounce, reject, forswear, disavow, give up on, turn one s back on, cast aside, abandon; formal abjure …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • wash one's hands of — verb To absolve oneself of responsibility or future blame for. I wash my hands of this decision …   Wiktionary

  • wash one's hands of — {v. phr.} To withdraw from or refuse to be responsible for. * /We washed our hands of politics long ago./ * /The school washed its hands of the students behavior during spring recess./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wash one's hands of — {v. phr.} To withdraw from or refuse to be responsible for. * /We washed our hands of politics long ago./ * /The school washed its hands of the students behavior during spring recess./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wash\ one's\ hands\ of — v. phr. To withdraw from or refuse to be responsible for. We washed our hands of politics long ago. The school washed its hands of the students behavior during spring recess …   Словарь американских идиом

  • wash one's hands — euphemistic go to the toilet. → wash …   English new terms dictionary


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