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 ?
Cocky became more intimately Michael's because, very early, Ah Moy washed his hands of the bird.
After a careful examination and sounding of the bewildered patient, dazed with shame, the celebrated doctor, having scrupulously washed his hands, was standing in the drawing room talking to the prince.
He had been reported to his management by supervisor Nigel Harris who said he was "almost positive" Mr Donovan, of Porth, Rhondda, had not washed his hands after visiting the locker room on July 14 last year because he had not heard the hand drier.
CCTV was seen by managers - some days later because of technical problems - who then realised Mr Donovan had not washed his hands as wallmounted instructions indicated he should.
The 61-year-old told the hearing that he had never made the racist remark and that he regularly washed his hands.
But if he is so worried about hospital superbugs, you'd have thought he would have washed his hands while he was on a visit to a hospital.
Holy water also suggests innocence, reminding one of Pilate's gesture when he washed his hands, saying: "I am innocent of this man's blood.
Recently I had to use a public convenience in a city and of five of us who used the facilities only one washed his hands - figures that imply that 80% of the male population do not wash their hands after using the toilet.