water for bathing:
He ran the bathwater while he shaved.
throw out the baby with the bathwater, to eliminate or reject the good along with the bad.
Contemporary Examples

Will there be some babies thrown out with the bathwater, if you will?
Don’t Count Out Moderate Republicans Yet Samuel P. Jacobs September 15, 2010

Historical Examples

You’re never going to be sick in this bit of bathwater, Miss Twinkler?
Christopher and Columbus Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim


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