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Doesn’t wash


Poor explanation. An unsatisfactory explanation.¬† ‘Wash’ is used in the sense that the bad news can not be cleaned away. (Compare to That dog don’t hunt.)

“I listened to him explain his accident, but it didn’t wash with me. I’m sure it was all his fault.”

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