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 ?
But, as he had said, he had pushed the regulator up as far as it would go, and the watch was "on its best gait," and so nothing was left him but to fold his hands and see the ship beat the race.
According to him, no reasonable Kogi indigene would fold his hands and allow the unimaginable suffering of Kogi people, saying the people deserved a better deal.
Advani stating that the Prime Minister booted out Advani and does not even respectably fold his hands and greet the veteran BJP leader.
We would ask him to fold his hands in prayer every time the azaan was heard.
My toddler can entertain himself quietly, and if we sit close to the front of church he will kneel next to me and fold his hands. My 1-year-old daughter, however, has entered the squirmy stage and is not happy unless she is standing, waving, and chatting at the parishioners around us.
wondering if it has made him fold his hands over his chest
However, a strong member of the Senator Guber Project who would not want his name in print warned that it is not yet Uhuru for Ogara as his principal cannot fold his hands.
The statement quoted him as saying: 'No responsible Commander-in-Chief would rest on his oars or fold his hands to allow terrorists to endanger the lives of its military personnel and other citizens.
God will not fold his hands. I asked them to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
Without mincing words, Chief Obasanjo is an international leader and he cannot just fold his hands and allow things to be going on this way.
'Anytime I move out of his house and rent a place of my own, he would move in with me and fold his hands as I labour from dawn to dusk trying to make ends meet.