wash your hands

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
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wash your hands

go to the toilet. euphemistic
See also: hand, wash
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Then he said to my brother, "Why don't you wash your hands too?" and Schacabac, supposing that it was a joke on the part of the Barmecide (though he could see none himself), drew near, and imitated his motion.
"Speaking in the vulgar tone," he said, "you seem to be in a hurry to wash your hands of Miss Jethro."
Wash your hands with water; use soap and lather for about 15-20 seconds making sure that children wash in between fingers, wrists and the nails.
MPA guidelines have suggested following pre-cautionary measures: People should take safe (boiled) drinking water; ice of unknown purity should also be avoided; fruits, vegetables and utensils should be washed with boiled water; wash your hands with soap before eating; wash your hands with soap after going to toilet; people should avoid eating outside home; always visit qualified doctor and avoid self-medication; Hakeem / homeopaths and other health providers should not prescribe antibiotics.
Wash your hands The flu is a very contagious disease so it's important to stop the spread of the related viruses.
The best way to avoid getting sick is to make sure you wash your hands properly and frequently, and make sure that objects and surfaces that have come in contact with germs are sanitised.
AN ingenious water-saving device allows you to wash your hands with just 50mls of water and has won the royal seal of approval.
IN PUBLIC TOILETS "AFTER you wash your hands, avoid touching door handles Pound more germs loo seat when you exit," advises Steve.
Follow the 30-second rule "IT is best to wash your hands with hot water for at least thirty seconds, but many washrooms have cold water and soap isn't always available," says Dewsbery.
* In addition, wash your hands whenever they look dirty.
He might remind both professions that there are times when you should, and shouldn't wash your hands.
So, cough and sneeze into a disposable tissue and wash your hands - then ensure your children do the same.
Do you wash your hands before each meal or is the hygiene risk exaggerated?
It originates in faeces and the researchers said it emphasises the need to wash your hands with soap, especially after going to the toilet.