wash (one's) hands

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wash (one's) hands

To clean one's hands, typically with soap and water. Kids, be sure to wash your hands before coming to the dinner table! Everyone in my class is sick, so I've been washing my hands constantly.
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wash your hands

go to the toilet. euphemistic
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From the right way to wash one's hands, to the importance of keeping one's fingers away from the eyes, nose and mouth, to learning not to sneeze indiscriminately on people, Impatient Pamela Learns About Germs blends practical daily life lessons with whimsical illustrations to drive home its invaluable lessons.
In order to prevent contaminating gloves before they are even used, it's' important to wash one's hands before putting gloves on.
But this is a reason to honestly point out the reasoning process and the limitations of such assessments, not to call for the bowl and wash one's hands of the task.
When did it become news that one should wash one's hands after touching farm animals?
The public hearings have meant that it is now impossible to dismiss the past and wash one's hands of responsibility.
Another common expression is to wash one's hands of a matter.