do the dishes


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do the dishes

To wash plates, glasses, bowls, silverware etc. with soap and water. Since you cooked dinner, I'll clear the table and do the dishes.
See also: dish

do the dishes

to wash the dishes; to wash and dry the dishes, knives, forks, glasses, etc., after a meal. Bill, you cannot go out and play until you've done the dishes. Why am I always the one who has to do the dishes?
See also: dish

do the dishes

Wash the plates, glasses, and silverware used at a meal. For example, If you walk the dog, I'll do the dishes.
See also: dish