dishpan hands


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dishpan hands

A condition of the hands in which they are red, raw, dry, scaly, and/or painful due to sensitivity or prolonged exposure to water and cleaning materials. I don't mind the long hours or the repetitive work of washing dishes for the restaurant, but these dishpan hands are really killing me.
See also: hand
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I thought I was going to have dishpan hands for the rest of my life," Dailey said, referring to his earlier darkroom days.
36) Like her suitor, Miss Skiffins knows full well the hand's capability to signify: these gloves ensure her genteel incapacity for domestic labor as much as they conceal her dishpan hands (she "washed up the tea-things, in a trifling lady-like amateur manner that compromised none of us.
rails my dear wife, who already has dishpan hands clear to her elbows from processing the suckers.
With her tarty fur coat, dishpan hands and slap, Frankie is mutton dressed as lamb.
While Lynne was not satisfied with getting her dishpan hands on Garry "Hob-knob" Hobbs, sister Zoe meanwhile, was demanding that Dr Anthony prove himself.