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To do housework - synonyms or related words

clean

verb

to clean houses or buildings as a job

do for

British

old-fashioned

to regularly clean someone else’s house and cook for them

char

verb

British

old-fashioned

to clean a building, especially someone’s house, as your job

keep house (for someone)

to be responsible for cooking meals and cleaning a house for someone

spring-clean

verb

to clean a house completely, especially at the end of winter

skivvy

verb

British

informal

to do all the unpleasant jobs around the house

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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speak human

(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

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