dishpan hands
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1944 a condition of dryness, redness, and scaling of the hands that results typically from repeated exposure to, sensitivity to, or overuse of cleaning materials (as detergents) used especially in housework

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  • dishpan hands — noun plural but singular or plural in construction : a condition of dryness, redness, and scaling of the hands resulting typically from the constant exposure to, sensitivity to, or overuse of cleaning materials and other substances that are used… …   Useful english dictionary

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