- Hyphenation: hi‧naw
The idiomatic sense is from The Bible's account of Pontius Pilate washing his hands and refusing to condemn Jesus.
- to wash one's hands or another's
- (idiomatic) to wash one's hands of; to absolve oneself of responsibility or future blame for; to refuse to have any further involvement with
For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:hinaw.