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bathwater

[bath-waw-ter, -wot-er, bahth-] /ˈbæθˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər, ˈbɑθ-/
noun
1.
water for bathing:
He ran the bathwater while he shaved.
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2.
throw out the baby with the bathwater, to eliminate or reject the good along with the bad.
Origin of bathwater
1910-1915
1910-15; bath1 + water
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  • You're never going to be sick in this bit of bathwater, Miss Twinkler?

    Christopher and Columbus Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim

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