dishwater

[ dish-waw-ter, -wot-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF dishwater
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If you spill any of the dishwater on the floor, it flattens out.

And as if this was not enough, she threatened to throw the dishwater on me.

Here I go off and have an adventure and she has to slop around in dishwater.

As to the spoons, they get thrown away with the dishwater and sometimes into the fire.

He'd better pay his board bill today or she'd throw him out like dishwater.

So here we are—and I'm as dull as dishwater and so lonesome!

Si had thoughtlessly flung some dishwater into the company street.

Jud turned from his pan of dishwater to cast a frightened glance over his shoulder.

Soon the dishwater ceased, and they felt freshly broken earth under their feet.

Her hands and arms were red and dripping and from a dim region at the rear came the smell of dishwater.

WORD ORIGIN

also dish-water, "water where dishes have been washed," late 15c., from dish (n.) + water (n.). Used figuratively of weak broth, coffee, etc., from 1719.

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