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    wash up 2

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    How hunky dory she kept it all. The flowers I loved were hers. She with, it's true, Janey's help, cooked, served, washed up , cleaned, drove us here, there and everywhere, the doctor, school, the dentist, up to London for nerve-racking bouts of clothes shopping, she had the Nigels to stay, and laughed at the J ills at the garage and I'd've died if she'd found out about Paul.

    wash up = clean the utensils after a meal

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: wash up 2

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    How hunky dory she kept it all. The flowers I loved were hers. She with, it's true, Janey's help, cooked, served, washed up , cleaned, drove us here, there and everywhere, the doctor, school, the dentist, up to London for nerve-racking bouts of clothes shopping, she had the Nigels to stay, and laughed at the J ills at the garage and I'd've died if she'd found out about Paul.

    wash up = clean the utensils after a meal Washed the dishes (and utensils) after a meal.

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    Used in this context by my British friends. I've never heard it used in AmE.

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