dishpan hands

dishpan hands

noun
hands, especially of one who does housework, that are red and rough, as from washing dishes and exposure to strong cleaning agents.

Origin:
1940–45

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dishpan hands dish·pan hands (dĭsh'pān')
pl.n.
A rough, dry, scaly condition of the hands typically caused by sensitivity to or excessive use of household detergents or cleaning agents.

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