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    #1

    Bring the shoe in.

    Bring the washing in.
    Bring the shoe in.

    We ususally say washing for clothes, pants, towel, etc.
    How about to ask someone take the shoe in home after the shoe was dried.

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    #2

    Re: Bring the shoe in.

    There's nothing preventing you from saying "Bring the shoe in" if it's outside drying in the sun, or "Bring the cat in" in a similar situation. But "Bring the washing in" is understood as being a set phrase.
    You can also say, "Can you go outside and check if the shoe/cat is dry yet?"

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    #3

    Re: Bring the shoe in.

    I would normally say "wash" instead of "washing". It is probably an AmE thing.

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    Re: Bring the shoe in.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would normally say "wash" instead of "washing". It is probably an AmE thing.
    It must be.

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    #5

    Re: Bring the shoe in.

    See the Ngram.

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    #6

    Re: Bring the shoe in.

    In BrE, you could also get/fetch the shoes in.

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