At the end of the day he 'hosed down'/'off' the sidewalk outside his shop.
a 'fire hose' [=a hose used to spray water on a fire]
a 'garden hose' [=a hose used to water a garden]
(..) He's painting? What is he painting? I have no idea. Get up, Philippe. On your feet! Power hose, here we come! Fits you like a charm. Right. You don't respect the people working for me. It's unacceptable. Do you understand? I think she doesn't. Toughen up. (..)2011 Intouchables