wash the dishes

Related to wash the dishes: set the table
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When the meal was ended Anne came out of her reverie and offered to wash the dishes.
"Yes, you may wash the dishes. Take plenty of hot water, and be sure you dry them well.
But first I will tell you that for many years I have longed for a servant to help me with the housework and to cook the meals and wash the dishes. No servant will come here because the place is so lonely and out-of-the-way, so my clever husband, the Crooked Magician, proposed that I make a girl out of some sort of material and he would make her live by sprinkling over her the Powder of Life.
After that altruistic exploit Stevie was put to help wash the dishes in the basement kitchen, and to black the boots of the gentlemen patronising the Belgravian mansion.
'And I will take charge of the house to-day, and light the fires and wash the dishes - '
Little Kotrina was like most children of the poor, prematurely made old; she had to take care of her little brother, who was a cripple, and also of the baby; she had to cook the meals and wash the dishes and clean house, and have supper ready when the workers came home in the evening.
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Wash the dishes and utensils ahead of time to have one less worry on your mind when guests arrive.
Who among us every rejoiced upon learning it was your turn to wash the dishes or do the laundry?
But, before I start to get tired, if I take a break, such as go for a run or wash the dishes, and then come back, that isn't multitasking.
NORDIN AMRABAT used to wash the dishes at an Indonesian restaurant - now he's stepping up to the plate for Watford in the FA Cup.