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.

Idioms similar to 'Get your hands dirty'


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