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Is it Okay to say, "someone has good sanitary habits?"

And what does it mean? Please give some examples.

Thanks,
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Hello M²L

It sounds a little strange. It could mean that they pay attention to personal cleanliness; or perhaps that they're hygiene-conscious around the house; or simply that they're generally clean at work and home.

What's the context?

MrP
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Sanitary habits creates an image of toilets and things to me, so I agree would be a very odd sort of compliment!

1) I would say they are very domestic or house-proud.

2) They have good personal hygiene.
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Hi MrP,

1. If someone loves to clean their house, do the laundry, mow the lawn...etc. regularly, would you call them having good sanitary habits? Any better suggestions?

2. If someone pays attention to their personal cleanliness such as washing hands often, washing their hair or taking a shower at least once a day, would you call them having good sanitary habits? Any better suggestions?

Thanks for the replies.
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