wash your hands

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.
See also: hand, wash

wash your hands

go to the toilet. euphemistic
See also: hand, wash
References in classic literature ?
Then he said to my brother, "Why don't you wash your hands too?
Speaking in the vulgar tone," he said, "you seem to be in a hurry to wash your hands of Miss Jethro.
AN ingenious water-saving device allows you to wash your hands with just 50mls of water and has won the royal seal of approval.
It is very important and we strongly recommend ensuring you wash your hands in order to help prevent the spread of infection when visiting a friend or relative in hospitals or other healthcare environments.
Follow the 30-second rule "IT is best to wash your hands with hot water for at least thirty seconds, but many washrooms have cold water and soap isn't always available," says Dewsbery.
In addition, wash your hands whenever they look dirty.
He might remind both professions that there are times when you should, and shouldn't wash your hands.
How to wash your hands: It takes at least 15 seconds to wash your hands properly.
So, cough and sneeze into a disposable tissue and wash your hands - then ensure your children do the same.
Do you wash your hands before each meal or is the hygiene risk exaggerated?
It originates in faeces and the researchers said it emphasises the need to wash your hands with soap, especially after going to the toilet.
My theory is that if you don't wash your hands in a restaurant then you touch the door on the way out then as soon as someone else touches the door they will have your germs to go and eat their dinner with whether they have washed their hands or not.
However, it is important to know that ordinary soap and clean water work just fine to kill germs and you don't need a medicated soap or sterilised water to wash your hands.
You don't have to always wash your hands with soap, 62 only after using the bathroom and before eating.
Now you know there is a good chance that the water to wash your hands might not be working.