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Origin of hands-off
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Example sentences from the Web for hands-off
For years, President Obama took a hands-off approach to Iraqi politics.Exclusive: Inside Obama's Push for Regime Change in Iraq|Eli Lake|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For the most part, the colonels and generals were hands-off and allowed us to do the job we were trained to do.Gagging the Corps: A Marine Commandant’s War on Newsprint|David Abrams|February 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Team Obama had better hope its hands-off strategy for saving the two-state solution works.
The better decision is incremental reforms at the state level and a hands-off approach from the feds.Why Legalizing Marijuana on Election Day Might Not Be a Good Idea|Tony Doukopil|October 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When that happens, even the “hands-off” behavior may bring hands-on cuffs.
Secretary Johnson had obviously adopted a hands-off policy on integration.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965|Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
We interfered under a most questionable extension of the Monroe Doctrine, and asserted the principle of "Hands-off."
So far as foreign powers are concerned, we have laid down the principle of "Hands-off."
British Dictionary definitions for hands-off
Idioms and Phrases with hands-off
An order to stop touching or interfering with something, as in Hands off the cake, children! This idiom is also put as keep one's hands off, as in She knew she had to keep her hands off so he could learn to tie his shoes by himself. [Mid-1500s]