足を洗う

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あし
Grade: 1
あら
Grade: 6
kun'yomi

Verb[edit]

足を洗う (godan conjugation, hiragana あしをあらう, rōmaji ashi o arau)

  1. (idiomatic) go straight, quit a shady business, wash one's hands of some work or lifestyle which is less than respectable