put (one's) hands together (for someone or something)

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put (one's) hands together (for someone or something)

To applaud (someone or something); to clap. Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together for our next comedian this evening! Everyone started putting their hands together to signal that they wanted the concert to begin.
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He stayed with my mum once and I got a phone call saying 'I don't understand what he wants, he's taking me to the kitchen and putting his hands together like he's praying' and I said 'oh mam, he wants a sandwich - he's putting his hands together like slices of bread.
Wearing a white striped shirt, the 66-year-old who ran the notorious Tuol Sleng prison greeted judges in the traditional Cambodian manner of putting his hands together, and politely answered questions to identify himself.
While we pray for sun, every Australian is putting his hands together for rain.
I IMAGINE Prince Andrew is putting his hands together that his younger "brat", Daft Eddie, is taking all the flack at the moment.
OLIVER Sherwood is putting his hands together for another late, late show from enigmatic chaser Him Of Praise at Newcastle on Saturday.
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