One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of clothes, bed linen, or similar) put aside for washing or in the process of being washed.‘the sweater has shrunk a little in the wash’
- ‘Eventually my guests made up their minds, and the order was carefully written down by a young waitress whose clothes seemed to have shrunk in the wash.’
- ‘I'm sure you could borrow something of Julianne's, and I could throw your stuff in the wash.’
- ‘At one point he even threw away all his underwear, thinking it might have shrunk in the wash and be constricting his leg.’
- ‘I threw my clothes in the wash and then went for another shower.’
- ‘Like an idiot, I threw my brand new wool sweater in the wash and then in the dryer, shrinking it down about three sizes, rendering it unwearable.’
- ‘I kept forgetting to put my clothes in the wash, so this morning when I got up, I realized that I had no clean gym clothes.’
- ‘I spilled water on my shirt, and all my clothes are in the wash.’
- ‘I think doctors should wear a T-shirt, and as soon as it's dirty put it in the wash and put a new one on.’
- ‘You began to get a really bad fever and were sweating so she took your clothes and they are in the wash as we speak.’
- ‘Remove excess clutter from countertops and shelves, put dirty towels in the wash, and organize along the way.’
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