one hand washes the other

one hand washes the other
mutual favors are exchanged

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  • one hand washes the other — This idiom means that we need other people to get on as cooperation benefits us all …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • one hand washes the other — Cf. EPICHARMUS Apophthegm 273 (Kaibel) ἁ δὲ χεὶρ τὰν χεῖρα νίζει, one hand washes the other; SENECA Apocolocyntosis ix. manus manum lavat, hand washes hand. 1573 J. SANFORDE Garden of Pleasure 110v One hand washeth an other, and both wash the… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • one hand washes the other —    This idiom means that we need other people to get on as cooperation benefits us all.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • one hand washes the other and together they wash the face —    This expression means that when people cooperate and work well together, there is a better chance of a achieving results …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • one — see when one door shuts, another opens one for sorrow, two for mirth; three for a wedding, four for a birth one for the mouse, one for the crow, one to rot, one to grow one nail drives out another one size does not fit all …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • hand — see one hand for yourself and one for the ship the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world one hand washes the other a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush cold hands, warm heart the devil finds work for idle hands to do …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • other — see other times, other manners do unto others as you would they should do unto you the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence one half of the world does not know how the other half lives one hand washes the other …   Proverbs new dictionary

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