wash (one's) hands(redirected from they have washed their hands)
wash (one's) hands
1. Literally, to clean one's hands, typically with soap and water. Kids, be sure to wash your hands before coming to the dinner table! Everyone in my class is sick, so I've been washing my hands constantly.
2. To absolve oneself of or distance oneself from responsibility for something. I don't want to be part of this scheme any more. I wash my hands of it! Look, you can't just wash your hands and walk away. You're as guilty as the rest of us!
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wash your handsgo to the toilet. euphemistic
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