do the dishes

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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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Obama said that he doesn't do the dishes that much in the White House, the Washington Times reported.
He said, 'You don't wear them when you do the dishes, do you?
I'd take a robot if it would do the dishes and cook gourmet meals and clean my toilets.