give someone a big hand

give someone a big hand

If you ask an audience to give a big hand to someone, you are asking them to clap him or her. I'm Hal Morgan and these are the Praise Him Singers from Muncie, Indiana, so let's give them a big hand. Note: You can also ask for a big hand for someone or say that someone gets a big hand. Let's have a big hand for our first act, ladies and gentlemen. Mr Wells got a big hand from most of the people present.
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