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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Otherwise, nothing else new, except I'm getting dishpan hands and whenever I call my husband in to open a can or something, he cuts himself, so we've decided it's a good idea for both husbands and wives to stay out of the kitchen.
Whether it is nobler to fry my egg in my nonstick pan and face an unknown risk of cancer or take up butter and oil and suffer the clogging of arteries and needless hours of dishpan hands.
He is great with the dishpan hands and mop and bucket, but leave him to practical chores and he is liable to maim himself.