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hands-off (adj.)

by 1895, from verbal phrase; see hand (n.) + off (adv.). Hands off! as a command to desist is by 1810.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of hands-off from WordNet

hands-off (adj.)
not involving participation or intervention;
a hands-off foreign policy
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