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.
See also: hand, wash

wash your hands

go to the toilet. euphemistic
See also: hand, wash
References in classic literature ?
Then, when they had feasted their eyes upon him sufficiently, they washed their hands and began to cook him for dinner.
Miranda and Jane had virtually washed their hands of Aurelia when she married Lorenzo de Medici Randall.
A recent study showed that only 31% of men and 65% of women washed their hands after using a public restroom.
Published in December in the American Journal of Infection Control, the study found that child care staff properly washed their hands less than a quarter of the time.
I began to think how many billions of people washed their hands every day and how much water that uses.
Mr Preston mentioned that Middlesbrough had the lowest turnout, at just 24%, at the recent European Parliament elections, symptoms of the past where too many people believe they can't make a difference to their town and simply washed their hands of the issues.
Out of 100 house surgeons, 87 washed their hands before caring for someone who is sick.
Subjects who washed their hands after a task were more optimistic than those who did not wash their hands, but it hampered their future performance in the same task domain".
Kai Kaspar from the University of Cologne found that test subjects who washed their hands after a task were more optimistic than those who did not wash their hands, but it hampered their future performance in the same task domain.
In the 2003 study (American Society for Microbiology) it was observed that 83% of women washed their hands after using the restroom, whereas only 74% of the men did so.
More than 200 people gathered at the Asateer Tent at Atlantis, The Palm, and washed their hands for a complete minute at a designated area that was equipped with 17 sinks, each containing 12 taps.
Although 95 per cent of people said they washed their hands with soap where possible, 92 per cent of phones and 82 per cent of hands had bacteria on them.
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.
Women washed their hands more often than men (74 per cent versus 61 per cent).
7,9-11) Drankiewicz and Dundes (7) found that 63% of female college students washed their hands after using the bathroom, but only 38% used soap and water, while Anderson et al.