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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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In my whole washerwoman life I have cleared the basket completely--
The exhibition showcases an extraordinary group of paintings representing maidservants and washerwomen, including "The Maidservant" (1875), "Washerwoman, Study" (1880), "The Little Country Maid" (1882), and "In the Garden at Pontoise: A Young Woman Washing Dishes" (1882).
One can also infer that part of the reason Soledad did not urge Celaya's father to marry the first woman he impregnated, as had been the tradition in his family, was that she was an Indian washerwoman. Caramelo thus offers a more complex analysis of notions of race than is typical in American thinking by depicting a tragic cycle of discrimination due to internalized racism within the Mexican and Mexican American communities.
Irish Songs contains nine Irish tunes arranged for the Five Finger Piano Collections from Hal Leonard: "Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms," "Danny Boy, "Harrigan," "The Irish Washerwoman," "Molly Malone (Cockles and Mussels)," "My Wild Irish Rose," "Sweet Rosie O'Grady," "Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)" and "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling."
Louis as a washerwoman, wife, mother, and Supreme Court litigant.
The store in Melbourne removed the "Mamee" washerwoman dolls after a visit by Winfrey's production company.
It is a common diagnosis in women, referred to as "washerwoman's syndrome".
"A washerwoman had told us that no Arab maid was worth her bride price until she was able to cook eggplants in seven different ways," Ruth Jordan recollects in Daughter of the Waves: Memories of Growing Up in Pre-War Palestine.
The concert's first half concluded with two truly dazzling events: a precision drumming demonstration of escalating throb and fiendish dexterity that brought the audience cheering out of their seats; and a changing-of-the-guard medley that culminated in a dazzling version of "Irish Washerwoman," a pulsating, romp that began with solo violin and flute.
"The Irish Washerwoman" will feature fiddle and guitar by the most senior Boohers, at age 88.
Toad is being mocked by the barge-woman who has realised he is not the washerwoman he is pretending to be.
The bright but penniless son of a 19th-century washerwoman resorts to a variety of ingenious methods to get on in the world.