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washed one's hands of

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to refuse to acknowledge as one's own or as one's responsibility
  • After things got out of control, he tried to simply wash his hands of the whole debacle.

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“Washed one's hands of.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/washed%20one%27s%20hands%20of. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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