a show of hands


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a show of hands

COMMON If a question is decided by a show of hands, people vote on it by raising their hands to indicate whether they vote yes or no. Parliamentary leaders agreed to take all such decisions by a show of hands. Russell then asked for a show of hands concerning each of the targets.
See also: hand, of, show

a show of ˈhands

a method of voting in which each person shows their opinion by raising their hand: If you like, we can settle this debate with a show of hands.
See also: hand, of, show