Idiom: Get your hands dirty
Meaning: 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.Country: International English | Subject Area: Body and bodily functions | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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- My hands are tied
- Do their dirty work
- Don't wash your dirty laundry in public
- My hands are full
- Wash your hands of something
- Safe pair of hands
- Devil finds work for idle hands
- Hands down
- Clean hands
- Dirty dog
- Play into someone's hands
- Air your dirty laundry in public
- Down and dirty
- Hold your hands up
- Off like a dirty shirt
- In like a dirty shirt
- Many hands make light work
- Idle hands are the devil's handiwork
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