Origin of hands-off
Examples 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
Word Origin and History for hands-off
also hands off, as an adjective, by 1895. As a command to desist, by 1810.