raise (one's) hand

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raise (one's) hand

Literally, to hold one's hand in the air. This phrase is typically used in academic settings, as students raise their hands to indicate that they want to answer or ask a question. Don't yell out the answers, raise your hands! I do raise my hand in class, mom, but the teacher never calls on me!
See also: hand, raise
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As soon as you raise your hands you know it's going to be a red and he's 100 per cent wrong.
He said: "If you raise your hands, referees are going to send you off but it was handbags stuff.
That sign is to raise your hands (and the Raccoon Circle) above your heads and yell, 'Yessssssssss
From a Reuters on-line report datelined New Delhi: "An Indian guru has a remedy for investors to tackle tension: Raise your hands and declare you're happy.
Everyone knows nowadays you can't raise your hands at an opponent.
O'Leary said: "I had a right go at him because if you raise your hands you are leaving yourself open to the referee.