短语 wash one’s hands of 的意思是退出参与某事，不再过问某事，彻底洗手不干了。
- The studio executives turned the movie from a drama into a comedy. The director got angry and washed his hands of the whole project.
- Mr Brooks was tired of helping lazy students every day. He decided to wash his hands of them and only concentrate on the pupils who worked hard.
值得注意的是，短语 something will not wash with somebody 的意思是某事不会被别人相信。这是一个非正式表达。
- Susan said she was late because she had to go to a funeral, but that excuse won‘t wash with her teacher any more. He now knows there was no funeral.