put your hands up

put (one's) hands up

1. To surrender oneself to the police. Usually issued as a command. We have the building surrounded! Put your hands up and come out where we can see you!
2. To signal that one agrees, intends to participate, or wants what someone is offering. OK everyone, put your hands up if you think we should move forward with this policy. Everyone who wants to come, put your hands up now. All the children put their hands up when the teacher offered a longer recess in exchange for an hour of quiet reading.
See also: hand, put, up

put your hands up

raise your hands in surrender or to signify assent or participation.
See also: hand, put, up
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