get one's hands dirty (or dirty one's hands)

get one's hands dirty (or dirty one's hands)
get one's hands dirty (or dirty one's hands)
do manual, menial, or other hard work.
dirty

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  • dirty one's hands — or[soil one s hands] {v. phr.} To lower or hurt one s character or good name; do a bad or shameful thing. * /The teacher warned the children not to dirty their hands by cheating in the examination./ * /I would not soil my hands by going with bad… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dirty — ► ADJECTIVE (dirtier, dirtiest) 1) covered or marked with dirt; not clean. 2) lewd; obscene. 3) dishonest; dishonourable. 4) (of weather) rough and unpleasant. ► ADVERB Brit. informal ▪ used for emphasis: a …   English terms dictionary

  • dirty one's hands — ► get one s hands dirty (or dirty one s hands) do manual, menial, or other hard work. Main Entry: ↑dirty …   English terms dictionary

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  • dirty — adjective (dirtier, dirtiest) 1》 covered or marked with a substance that causes a mark, stain, or contamination; not clean.     ↘(of a nuclear weapon) producing considerable radioactive fallout. 2》 lewd; obscene. 3》 dishonest; dishonourable. 4》… …   English new terms dictionary

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