bathwater

[bath-waw-ter, -wot-er, bahth-]
Idioms
  1. throw out the baby with the bathwater, to eliminate or reject the good along with the bad.

Origin of bathwater

First recorded in 1910–15; bath1 + water
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  • You're never going to be sick in this bit of bathwater, Miss Twinkler?

    Christopher and Columbus

    Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim