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off someone's hands

Definition of off someone's hands in English:

Not having to be dealt with or looked after by the person specified: they just want the problem off their hands
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  • Marca reports Carvajal and an English agent are working on the deal and claim Real would be glad to get him off their hands.
  • There are two parties interested in taking the club off Boyle 's hands and Jackson hopes a deal might be concluded around the middle or second half of the new season.
  • It might be only too happy if the council took St James House off its hands, possibly as part of a deal on the council's site opposite Haymarket Station.
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