do the dishes

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v do the dishes wash dishes "I cook and my husband washes up after dinner"
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Quotations

  • Marilyn French
    Marilyn French
    “I hate discussions of feminism that end up with who does the dishes, she said. So do I. But at the end, there are always the damned dishes.”
  • Joan Rivers
    Joan Rivers
    “I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes -- and six months later you have to start all over again.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “No man was ever shot by his wife while doing the dishes.”

Usage

In literature:

She found the dish pan and showed Mary Rose what to do.
"Mary Rose of Mifflin" by Frances R. Sterrett
I suppose they sell dishes at the village store, do they not?
"Mary Louise in the Country" by L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)
Or bake it in a dish as you do the pye.
"The accomplisht cook" by Robert May
Do not hesitate to take the last piece on the dish, simply because it is the last.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Alfaretta was recovered and able to do her own dish-washing, and on the Monday the boy must return to school.
"The Brass Bound Box" by Evelyn Raymond
I do not recall any dish that was at all like our food except small quail, the size of our robins.
"An Ohio Woman in the Philippines" by Emily Bronson Conger
After breakfast Vinnie left Lill to "do the dishes," and went with her box of salve to fulfil her promise to Mrs. Peakslow.
"The Young Surveyor;" by J. T. Trowbridge
While she was doing it, the red rooster stuck his bill into the dish and swallowed two great big bites of gold paint on his own account!
"The Mexican Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
You won the dish-washing race, so you've certainly got the right to do that.
"The Camp Fire Girls in the Mountains" by Jane L. Stewart
Give me a highwayman and I was full to the brim; a Jacobite would do, but the highwayman was my favourite dish.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

There do they set forth feasts in dishes rude
Wrought of the rush—wild strawberries on the bed
Left into August, apples brown and crude,
Cress from the cold well-head.
"Kismet" by Jean Ingelow
And what do you eat in the mess there compounded?
For roast beef, the gravy the soap-man should claim--
The soup some odd things might turn up if sounded,
And other "made-dishes" might turn up the same.
"Nothing To Eat" by Horatio Alger Jr
'Tis a mistake to eat too much
Of any dishes but the best;
And you, of course, should never touch
A thing you know you can't digest;
For instance, lobster; -- if you do,
Well, -- I'm amayonnaised at you!
"Enough is as Good as a Feast" by Harry Graham
All solitude is selfish. No one now
Believes the hermit with his gown and dish
Talking to God (who's gone too); the big wish
Is to have people nice to you, which means
Doing it back somehow.
Virtue is social. Are, then, these routines
"Vers De Société" by Philip Larkin

In news:

Or sometimes, ideas will come while sitting in traffic or doing the dishes.
The ingredients in this dish all have strong flavors, but have faith that they work very well together: centuries of Sicilian cooks know what they're doing here.
Next time your wife wants you to do the dishes , tell her no to SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE.
He's got the inside dish on doings at the Trib, Sun-Times and other Chicago media companies.
On a glass, microwavable dish place 1 wedge of Brie - do not peel the white coating off the Brie.
Paige Thomas stays strong backstage at "The X Factor" following her elimination and she dishes on what she will do next.
"They do have like some of the best pizza in town, if you like deep dish pizza," he told TMJ4.
A local broadcaster has apparently decided to skip doing business with Dish Network in part because of its commercial-skipping device known as the AutoHop.
You basically throw everything in a dish, toss it in the oven, go do something else for a while, and voila.
Not many restaurants boast a patio as inviting as the interior, but Chelsea's Kitchen, the Central Phoenix eatery of comfort foods and the occasional creative dish, manages to do so.
They still have humans cooking the food and washing the dishes, but the robots do the serving.
It helps decide who will sit in the front seat, who's turn it is to grab a beer and who has to do the dishes, just to name a few.
Get the dish on the do's and don'ts of dining.
I AM THANKFUL FOR THE TEENAGER WHO IS COMPLAINING ABOUT DOING THE DISHES BECAUSE THAT MEANS SHE IS AT HOME AND NOT ON THE STREETS.
Do squats while you brush your teeth and calf raises when you do the dishes.
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In science:

Since you are a returning patron, what do you recommend?’ ‘Well, since you like spicy dishes, you may enjoy the chili chicken curry.’ A mutually reinforcing dynamic ensues.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
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