keep one's hands off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v keep one's hands off stay clear of, avoid "Keep your hands off my wife!","Keep your distance from this man--he is dangerous"
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Usage

In literature:

Alphonse and Maxime now recognise that it's best to leave Mr. Flack alone, hard as it is to keep one's hands off him.
"The Reverberator" by Henry James
The thing to do, I suppose, is to keep one's hands off milk.
"The Motor Girls at Lookout Beach" by Margaret Penrose
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