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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.
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Liam replied: 'I ain't setting there (sic) table, cooking the food, then doing the dishes.
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Some 53% of those polled said not fighting over who is doing the dishes or the laundry was one of the key ways couples keep their marriages together.
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Rodger actually likes doing the dishes, and he knows I can't sleep if there are dirty dishes in the sink, so he always makes sure the dishes are loaded in the dishwasher before we go to bed.
Don't worry because I'll be singing Michael Buble while doing the dishes.
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Frank and Barbara Kelly have to put the kettle on every time they want hot water for washing or doing the dishes.
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Even doing the dishes is a way to give your thoughts a rest until they can return to the positive.
Not helping out enough to tidy the house emerged as the most common bugbear for a woman to gripe about, followed by not doing the dishes and cutting back on booze.