wash one's hands

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Related to wash one's hands: one hand washes the other
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Verb1.wash one's hands - to absolve oneself of responsibility or future blamewash one's hands - to absolve oneself of responsibility or future blame; "I wash my hands of this"
absolve, justify, free - let off the hook; "I absolve you from this responsibility"
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The DS3 product is a square dry "swatch" that when water is added, foams and lathers to tackle specific tasks in different ways; the Throne Foam Toilet Cleaner, for example, is designed to be dropped in the toilet overnight, while to wash one's hands, water added to the swatch transforms into a foam.
Dubai: It takes less than 20 seconds to wash one's hands with soap and water to prevent the spread of diseases and save lives.
Judging by the looks I get when I have attended such premises it would appear that it is not a manly thing to wash one's hands, or maybe, quote "my germs never bother me so therefore they can't hurt anyone else".
It can be concluded from our study that generally most people believe that it is always necessary to wash one's hands before eating, yet not all of them put this into practice.
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