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
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The youngsters sat in a circle, quickly raising their hands for a chance to come up and use their interactive computer system.
Because group voir dire often relies on jurors raising their hands in response to questions, they need to be accustomed to doing so.
The characters cavorted in hoedown patterns, occasionally shrugging their shoulders and raising their hands in the air, as a disclaimer of their actions.
Some people even suggested that Fabrizio Ravanelli and Marcel Desailly should have been sent off for raising their hands in the game between Derby and Chelsea.
Attendees vote for their favorite product using a non-scientific process by raising their hands.
Studying hard, and always raising their hands with an answer.