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    wash one's hands of = refuse to accept responsibility for

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track with my usage of the idiom “wash one’s hands of” in the following sentence?

    “I have done all I can for the extension of our satisfactory and eventful cohabitation, and now I’m washing my hands of her.”

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: wash one's hands of = refuse to accept responsibility for

    Yes that's fine.

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