金盆洗手

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Chinese[edit]

to wash one's hands; to go to the toilet
simp. and trad.
(金盆洗手)
金盆 洗手
Literally: “to wash one's hands in a gold(-coloured) basin”.

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Idiom[edit]

金盆洗手

  1. (figuratively) to abandon one's life as an outlaw (after having made a fortune)
  2. (by extension) to abandon one's decade-long career; to give up on something one does as a routine