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hands-off

[handz-awf, -of] /ˈhændzˈɔf, -ˈɒf/
adjective
1.
characterized by nonintervention or noninterference:
the new hands-off foreign policy.
2.
remote or unfriendly; estranging:
a truculent, hands-off manner toward strangers.
Origin of hands-off
1900-1905
1900-05
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hands-off

adjective
1.
(of a machine, device, etc) without need of manual operation
2.
denoting a policy, etc, of deliberate noninvolvement: a hands-off strategy towards industry
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Word Origin and History for hands-off

also hands off, as an adjective, by 1895. As a command to desist, by 1810.

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hands-off

adjective

Noninterfering; passive: the president's hands-off policy (1902+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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