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    run for her money in the hand-scrubbing department

    Archer fished in his pockets again, and this time he produced a paper napkin. I took it from him and gave Lady Macbeth a run for her money in the hand-scrubbing department. But even as I attempted to remove a layer of skin from my finger, something was bugging me. I mean, something other than the fact that Id just touched a puddle of blood.


    gave Lady Macbeth a run for her money in the hand-scrubbing department ??

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    Re: run for her money in the hand-scrubbing department

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post


    '. . .gave Lady Macbeth a run for her money in the hand-scrubbing department?​'
    Lady Macbeth is a fictional character in Shakespeare's Macbeth (c.16031607). She is the wife to the play's protagonist, Macbeth, a Scottish nobleman. After goading him into committing regicide, she becomes Queen of Scotland, but later suffers pangs of guilt for her part in the crime. She dies off-stage in the last act, an apparent suicide.
    (Wikipedia)

    She became a compulsive hand-washer to get rid of the blood on them.

    In your quote the writer exaggerates somewhat by saying that he/she exceeded even Lady Macbeth in this compulsion.

    Rover

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