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hands off

Definition of hands off in English:

1Used as a warning not to touch or interfere with something: hands off that cake tin!
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  • We feel that Yorkshire doesn't really deserve it, so hands off, it's ours.
  • Now that development threatens the playground of the elite they cry hands off.
1.1 (as adjective hands-off) Not involving or requiring direct control or intervention: a hands-off management style
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  • Such loyalty and his hands-off management style might have worked in a privately owned business.
  • Usual physiotherapy produced marginally better treatment outcomes at 12 months than the shorter, hands-off intervention.
  • So this is why I'm concerned with creating the right culture of hands-off management at PaxDigita.
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