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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The study also found just 44% of men wash their hands after using the toilet compared to 60% of women.
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.
The survey finds that 71% of adults always make it a point to wash their hands after handling a sick child.
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.
The study conducted by UNICEF and BIOM Ecological Movement revealed that the majority of students do not wash their hands at school, which can lead to a parasitic disease.
People do voice their complaints but no one listens and people are seen as troublemakers you get nowhere council and agencies wash their hands of anyone complaining.
CONCLUSIONS: Majority of house-surgeons are aware of the situations when they have to wash their hands with soap and water.
Thus they often fail to wash their hands when they engage in activity that would warrant or require hand washing.
It is said that studies into hand washing have shown that people do not wash their hands often enough or effectively enough.
GP leads across the North and South of Tyne are reminding local people to wash their hands to help prevent the spread of seasonal infections such as winter vomiting and flu.