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rub (one's) hands

To be in keen or greedy anticipation (of something). The announcement has many shareholders rubbing their hands gleefully, as their investments will likely double almost overnight. We were rubbing our hands at the thought of a rematch against the team that robbed us of a spot in the finals so many years ago.
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rub (one's) hands

To experience or display pleased anticipation, self-satisfaction, or glee.
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When washing hands with soap and water, wet hands first with water, apply an amount of product recommended by the manufacturer to hands, and rub hands together vigorously for at least 15 seconds, covering all surfaces of the hands and fingers.
n After peeling onions, rub hands with celery to remove the onion smell.
Apply soap (liquid, bar or powder) and rub hands together briskly for at least 15 seconds, lathering all surfaces of hands and fingers.
There are so many plants to see and ideas to inspire us, and you can rub hands and shoulders with the stars and celebrities of the gardening world.
Rub hands briskly together for at least 20 seconds.
We thought of them as witches and when we looked through the window we would see them rub hands and sparks would appear.