wash (one's) hands

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wash (one's) hands

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.
See also: hand, wash

wash your hands

go to the toilet. euphemistic
See also: hand, wash
References in classic literature ?
But there, if a woman's husband can't rule her of course a servant can't; so I wash my hands of it, and if she can't get to the duchess' garden party I can't help it.
Then I wash my hands of you," cries the doctor; "and I desire you to pay me for the trouble I have had already.
A maid servant then brought me water in a beautiful golden ewer and poured it into a silver basin for me to wash my hands, and she drew a clean table beside me; an upper servant brought me bread and offered me many things of what there was in the house, and then Circe bade me eat, but I would not, and sat without heeding what was before me, still moody and suspicious.
I'm going to wash my hands with soap and water before I reach into the refrigerator to get your food.
But I will also say that I have never been chided in the women's bathroom for wanting to wash my hands.
When I was living as a boy, and I took the time to wash my hands after going to the bathroom, the boys would sometimes chastise me.
I wondered if I could wash my hands just with a fine mist of water," he said.
I told MTV I didn't wash my hands after going to the bathroom because I was trying to gross out Josh and Liam and I ended up grossing out the world.
Only once in seven months in the UAE did I not wash my hands before a meal and it was the only time I caught a cold.
Now in my early 70s, for the first time I have been shown how to wash my hands properly.
I wash my hands when I visit and I also ask nurses to wash their hands.
I will certainly be paying more attention to how I wash my hands in the future.