What does 'Get your hands dirty' mean?
If you get your hands dirty, you become involved in something where the realities might compromise your principles. It can also mean that a person is not just stuck in an ivory tower dictating strategy, but is prepared to put in the effort and hard work to make the details actually happen.
- Category: Body and bodily functions
Idioms similar to 'Get your hands dirty'
- Hands down
- Hold your hands up
- Play into someone's hands
- Clean hands
- Wash your hands of something
- My hands are full
- My hands are tied
- Safe pair of hands
- Many hands make light work
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