raise (one's) hand

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raise (one's) hand

Literally, to hold one's hand in the air. This phrase is typically used in academic settings, as students raise their hands to indicate that they want to answer or ask a question. Don't yell out the answers, raise your hands! I do raise my hand in class, mom, but the teacher never calls on me!
See also: hand, raise
References in classic literature ?
Then strike, thus, when I raise my hand; for, when I raise my hand, I shall drop my head forward and make place for the stroke at the base of my neck.
I have many good people helping me and being the new kid on the block gives me an advantage: I can always raise my hand and ask somebody to explain.
I had to raise my hand to signal him and he saw me and threw me the ball.
There was a meeting, and coach McCartney says, 'Well, I guess you all know why I called you here,' " Neuheisel said, "and I started to raise my hand and say that I had no idea why we were there, but I decided to just keep quiet.
I raise my hands and thank the Lord for them,'' Amantine said.