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take a shower

1. Literally, to clean oneself in a shower; to shower. I got really sweaty working out in the back yard, so I'm going to take a shower before lunch. I prefer to take showers, but having a bath now and then is nice, too.
2. To bathe in general, not necessarily in a shower. There are a few people in my office who could stand to take a shower a bit more regularly. You might have better luck on your dates if you took a shower every once in a while!
See also: shower, take
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

take a shower

 and take a bath
to bathe. I take a shower every morning. John takes a hot bath to relax.
See also: shower, take
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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