Wash


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Wash

Gains equal losses.

Wash

A situation in which the profit on one activity or investment equals the loss on another. When an investment is a wash, it is said to break even.
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Don't be uneasy, friend Sancho," said the duchess; "I will take care that my damsels wash you, and even put you in the tub if necessary.
The one with the trough pursued him and followed him everywhere he went, endeavouring with the utmost persistence to thrust it under his chin, while another kitchen-boy seemed anxious to wash his beard.
I have a clean beard, and I don't require to be refreshed in that fashion, and whoever comes to wash me or touch a hair of my head, I mean to say my beard, with all due respect be it said, I'll give him a punch that will leave my fist sunk in his skull; for cirimonies and soapings of this sort are more like jokes than the polite attentions of one's host.
This is only some poor man who has lost his way, and we must be kind to him, for strangers and foreigners in distress are under Jove's protection, and will take what they can get and be thankful; so, girls, give the poor fellow something to eat and drink, and wash him in the stream at some place that is sheltered from the wind.
They also brought him the little golden cruse of oil, and told him to go and wash in the stream.
He filled a pan and carried it down the hill to wash.
Veterans may visit any of Quick Quack's car wash locations from 7am to 7pm on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 to receive a complimentary wash.
As a chance to test drive the ARC car wash quality and save yourself time and money in the process, ARC has teamed up with the Telegraph to offer readers the opportunity to try out their local ARC car wash for only PS1 with the voucher below.
If the deceased has no relative to wash the body, it is not obligatory that it be washed.
adults claim to wash their hands after using public restrooms at very high rates.
Primarily used for re-useable Maxinest trays in the grocery and food distribution industry, the new automated wash machine can clean 30,000 trays per day.
The Company has two main products: the TEP-AUTOcar wash machine and the Autobase car washing machine.