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Phrase of the Day: ‘to wash your hands of something’

English lesson - to wash your hands of something

‘to wash your hands of something’  /tuː wɒʃ jɔː hændz ɒv ˈsʌmθɪŋ/

This means to decide that you don’t want to be responsible for someone or something that is causing problems.

“Dirk’s parents washed their hands of him after he went to prison.”

“The council washed their hands of the vandalism problem.”