Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
To be ‘hands-on’ means to be involved in something in a personal or tactile way. A ‘hands-on’ management style is one in where the managers are personally involved in the day-to-day decisions, for example. You might describe someone as a ‘hands-on’ parent if they are involved in lots of parts of their children’s lives. You can use this expression in social and professional contexts.