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clean hands

noun
1.
freedom from guilt, wrongdoing, or dishonesty; innocence; guiltlessness:
He came out of the bribery investigation triumphantly when it was proved that he had clean hands.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600
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  • But a study finds a more effective reminder: clean hands helps patients.
  • clean hands can help prevent the spread of infectious diseases, such as flu.
  • Poster saying to use an alcohol-based hand rub to clean hands.
  • clean hands often by washing with soap and water or by using alcohol-based hand rubs.
  • clean hands, food contact surfaces, and fruits and vegetables.

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