fold (one's) hands

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fold (one's) hands

To interlace the fingers of one's hands, with both palms facing each other. I sat down, folded my hands, and tried my best to look confident as I waited for the CEO to come in.
See also: fold, hand

fold one's hands

to bring one's hands together, palm to palm, with the fingers interlocking; to grasp one's hands together, palm to palm, perpendicular to one another. Please fold your hands and put them on the table while the teacher reads you a story. Please fold your hands and be quiet.
See also: fold, hand
References in classic literature ?
The lady fell upon her knees, and tried to fold her hands together; but the energy which had supported her so long, fled up to Heaven with her first thanksgiving; and she sank into the friendly arms which were extended to receive her.
A father with his 4-year-old kneeling next to him, her working to fold her hands perfectly.
The Hindsight in toreador pants marched Dot around to the back of the pyramid, ushered her into a makeshift prison cell through a narrow crack in the wall and told her to sit down on one of the stools there, fold her hands in her lap and keep her mouth shut.
Mary Green Brown, editor of SCANA Insights, makes a relaxed portrait of an executive by allowing her to fold her hands naturally instead of her arms.