do the dishes


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Verb1.do the dishes - wash dishesdo the dishes - wash dishes; "I cook and my husband washes up after dinner"
clean, make clean - make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
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"That may have been magic food, my dear, and for that reason perhaps it won't be very nourishing; but I'm willing to say it tasted as good as anything I ever et." Then she added, in a louder voice: "Who's going to do the dishes?"
When the police managed to track down the absconding men, they told investigators that a spat over who would do the dishes had ended in a shootout which left four people dead.
In simple terms, husbands who do not do the dishes in Sweden face the highest risk of getting dumped.