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shake somebody's hand

to greet someone by taking their hand in your own and moving it up and down a little The Texas coach shook my dad's hand and said he had wanted to meet him for a long time.
Usage notes: sometimes used as a way to express pleasure at someone's success and often said but not actually done: Admiral, we shake your hand for a job well done.
See also: hand, shake
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Shake hands if you mean it, shake hands if you want to shake hands.
While explaining the incident, Genc said the deputy insistently wanted to shake hands with him although he had said he will not as he does not support the AK Party, saying he kindly told them to continue their visits.
There were fears the pair would not shake hands before tomorrow's game, but both appear prepared to do so.
The three points are far more important than whether the two teams shake hands as Chelsea look to maintain their 100 per cent start to the Premier League campaign.
The debate took different forms throughout the world, with some Muslims supporting her decision, while others thought she was attracting unwanted attention by refusing to shake hands with a man whom they claimed was harmless.
The BOA yesterday insisted athletes could and should shake hands - but to minimise the risk of germ transmission when doing so.
And does it mean that if I don't shake hands with a player I am not being respectful?
There was another notable case, in France, in the early 1960s, when the then President De Gaulle refused to shake hands with the then leader of the French Senate - the equivalent of our House of Lords.
Shiryan said that Ayalon then requested that Faysal shake hands with him, and Faysal responded saying, "You are the one who should come to me and shake my hand.
I don't know why Wenger didn't shake hands with the other coach.
TONY PULIS and Gary Megson believe rival managers should always shake hands - whether they mean it or not.
Albanian President Bamir Topi was the only foreign president at Gjorge Ivanov's inauguration ceremony that did not shake hands with Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.
Still, there are those who I would never shake hands with even if there were no germs: Nazis, idiots, criminals, unreformed skinheads and certain politicians.
WORKERS face a dilemma every time they greet a client or colleague - whether to shake hands and appear aloof, or kiss and risk an embarrassing grope or clash of cheeks, according to a new report today.
EMANUEL Pogatetz will not be bothered if Chelsea's stars refuse to shake hands after tomorrow's clash in the capital - because it will mean Boro have beaten them again.