wash one's hands of love

wash one's hands of


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To absolve oneself of responsibility or future blame for; to refuse to have any further involvement with.


From The Bible's account of Pontius Pilate washing his hands and refusing to condemn Jesus. Matthew Ch.27:24 (Wiktionary)


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