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
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Speaking to media persons, Dr Shafeeq said that students must wash their hands regularly, especially after eating, using washrooms and returning from the playground.
We asked UAE residents about public surfaces they refuse to touch, or surely wash their hands after touching.
HYGIENE is a dirty word for 15% of male millennials, who admit they do not wash their hands after using the lavatory.
Writing in the'Am I being unreasonable' section, she said: "AIBU to expect men to wash their hands after going to the loo?
Dettol has revealed being hygienic is "very important" to 70 per cent of Britons while 38 per cent wash their hands.
This particular day amongst others is an opportunity to design, test and replicate ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap at critical times.
The study, which was done in collaboration with the RTI International and North Carolina State University, stated that 97 percent of the time, people fail to wash their hands correctly.
Now I admit freely that I have not conducted any scientific studies about the propensity for one gender or another to wash their hands after going to the bathroom, and that my conclusions are based solely on my own personal experiences.
The CDC warns that when people forget to wash their hands after petting an animal, or bring food or drinks into an area where animals are exhibited, they are at risk for becoming ill.
The spread of the infection can be reduced if adults and children wash their hands carefully after every diaper change, after going to the toilet, and before preparing and eating food.
The brand urged them to take The Savlon Handwash Pledge - a pledge to wash their hands before touching food.
Staff have to wash their hands when returning to a food production area - something Mr Donovan admitted he failed to do after going to collect equipment used to take loaves of bread from a hot oven.
Forty-four percent wash their hands after feeding or handling a pet, Bradley says, and 22% wash their hands after eating.
Dishing the dirt on the great unwashed HAS anyone else noticed, that fewer and fewer people wash their hands after using the toilets?
When a surgeon, nurse or other healthcare worker walks into a room, they need to wash their hands in a certain amount of time, otherwise their badge or a sensor by the soap dispenser will report their forgetfulness.