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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And because they are into water, they also educate school children about the proper way of washing one's hands.
Dr Peter Barratt, of Initial Washroom Hygiene, said: "Simply washing one's hands thoroughly can help to overcome the potential cross contamination risks.
com/watch-astronaut-chris-hadfield-wring-out-wet-towel-space-viral-clip-video-1209343) wringing out water from a towel, washing one's hands or crying in space, Hadfield's videos from space generated millions of views on Earth.
A growing number of medical experts say that washing one's hands and disinfecting indoor surfaces are not enough to protect people from catching a cold or getting the flu.
Not washing one's hands after going to a bath room is synonymous to touching genitals in public, graphic Japanese illustrations show.
The former conservative prime minister, Francois Fillon, believes the move to be a type of washing one's hands from what is taking place in Syria, and that a better move would be a no-fly zone, and convincing Russia to endorse a Security Council resolution.
Miller points out, since habitual negligence about washing one's hands after touching a dog will increase the likelihood of disease transmission through direct contact.
There are occasionally some books that are so deeply unpleasant, indeed repulsive, that one feels like washing one's hands after reading them.
In fact, washing one's hands after reminiscing about a positive event limits the warm glow of happy memories, leaving people less satisfied," he added.
Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.
Dr Meng Khaw, director of public health at North Tyneside Primary Care Trust and acting director of pubic health at Newcastle Primary Care Trust, said: "Something as simple as washing one's hands can go some way in preventing the spread of diseases.
These are elements in a spiritual practice inextricably bound up with concrete acts: breathing, washing one's hands, taking in nourishment, visiting the mourner, honouring the elder, teaching the young, healing the unwell, welcoming the stranger, redeeming the captive, feeding the hungry, advocating for justice, redeeming the Land, and sustaining the eco-system.
Air Force reminds us that halting the spread of infection can be as simple as properly washing one's hands.
For this flu season, individuals and families must remain vigilant and proactive on their own behalf, and remember that public-health advisories, including such simple steps as staying home when sick and washing one's hands, are grounded upon solid science.
Knee jerk reactions to withdraw product do nothing to improve the situation and are tantamount to washing one's hands of the problem.