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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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He has washed countless bodies including that of his own father.
A study of 120 secondary school students (Guinan, McGuckin-Guinan, & Sevareid, 1997) found that 58% of female students and 48% of male students washed their hands after using the restroom, although only 28% of the female students and 8% of the male students used soap.
At the end of the storage time, unwashed control leaves and leaves washed with water that had been reused many times had higher bacterial populations than leaves washed with clean water.
Engine 98's firefighters cut open a locked gate and ran to the water as the girls were washed downstream toward them.
If I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.
The first time I was asked to participate in the Holy Thursday ritual, to have my feet washed by the priest, I gave my feet a makeover.
It is very important to keep track of how long you've worn the JSLIST suit, how long it's been out of the bag, and how many times you've washed it.
Less than half washed their hands before starting to cook.
The amount of chlorine was found to depend on the quality of the wash water, the chlorine dioxide dosage in the preceding bleaching stage, and the outlet consistency of the washed pulp.
Hands should be washed often and well, especially between fingers and under fingernails.
And some clothing, including 100 percent cottons and linens, can be safely washed by hand in cold water, even if they're marked "dry clean only.