handwaving(redirected from hand waving)
Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!
Actions, words, or ideas that are meant to impress or appear convincing but which are in reality insubstantial or inconsequential. The governor has been doing a lot of political handwaving over the issue of immigration lately, but few suspect that anything will actually be accomplished in the coming year.