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flush away

To use water in a forceful manner to remove something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "flush" and "away." I'll get the hose and flush away some of this dirt.
See also: away, flush
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

flush something away

to wash something unwanted away. Flush all this mess away! Fred flushed away all the leaves on the sidewalk.
See also: away, flush
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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During the three-day event, from May 4-6, those involved will be walking and cycling many hundreds of miles around Leicestershire and the surrounding counties, as part of their 'Flushing Away Poverty' toilet twinning challenge.
They are caused by locals flushing away durable luxury toilet paper and wet wipes - which take longer to break down, especially when they mix with cooking oil.
The move comes amid consumer confusion and growing concern about the problems caused by flushing away wet wipes, many of which are labelled flushable but do not break down quickly when they enter the sewer system.
Synopsis: In "The Wastewater Gardener: Preserving the Planet One Flush at a Time", Mark Nelson takes the reader on a kind of global expedition to learn how we are wasting the world's dwindling supply of fresh water by flushing away a very valuable resource--our own human wastes!
He said the claims that they make about creams penetrating into the skin and flushing away the fat cells are just ridiculous.
I appreciated Peter Suderman's article about the federal government "flushing away" the $833 billion stimulus ("Down the Drain," May).
Yorkshire Water says that flushing away items such as cuddly toys can cause the systems to block or flood, leading to people's homes being flooded with sewage.
Many of the blockages are the result of people using their toilets as bins, flushing away inappropriate objects.
Pharmacy groups had generally recommended flushing away these leftovers, arguing that the practice prevents pets and curious children from retrieving drugs from wastebaskets.
Matthew Davies, 32, drank several litres of water every day, unaware he was flushing away essential salts from his body.
Matthew Davies, 32, drank litres of water every day and was unaware he was flushing away essential salts in his body.The hearing was told he died from the rare condition of water intoxication.
Building and maintenance managers are flushing away a fortune on bathroom, cleaning and industrial supplies, according to Toiletpaperworld.com, a new website that enables individuals and small businesses to purchase supplies more efficiently.
By flushing away waste products, water keeps you healthy.
By flushing away waste products, water helps keep you healthy.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are fatberg danger zones, with 30% of residents flushing away wet wipes and 25% disposing of fat in drains.