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.
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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.
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In a statement signed and issued by Chief Operating Officer of the airline, Mrs Oluwatoyin Olajide, on Wednesday evening entitled' Xenophobic Attacks in a South Africa, Air Peace Readiness To Evacuate Nigerians,' the airline while describing the attacks as unfortunate declared: 'We cannot fold our hands and watch our fellow Nigerians be killed by South Africans.
Mothers have big hands doing all sorts of chores, extending assurance with their embrace, teaching us to fold our hands in prayer.
I know we have lost the value of our currency, and there is nothing we can do soon to regain our currency's value unless we produce, but we should not fold our hands and allow the situation to go out of hand like that.
We fold our hands in requesting you to kindly sign the files pertaining to DCW and make it functional.
When asked to comment on BJP leader Sangh Priya Gautam's letter to Gadkari questioning the need to show such respect to a man who is basically a medicine seller and not some spiritual guru, Naik said: "If we meet anybody, we fold our hands in respect.
"This research has, for the first time, offered us a tool to begin to attempt to rescue pregnancies threatening to miscarry when, currently all we can do is fold our hands and hope for the best," she said.
"This research has, for the first time, offered us a robust tool to begin to attempt to rescue pregnancies threatening to miscarry, when, currently, all we can do is fold our hands and hope for the best," she said.
"This research has, for the first time, offered us a robust tool to begin to attempt to rescue pregnancies threatening to miscarry when currently all we can do is fold our hands and hope for the best," Kaltum Adam of Britain's St Mary's Hospital in Manchester, who led the study, told Reuters.
As we slip into a world where we do not have complete authority over our own information, let us not simply fold our hands and watch ambitious entrepreneurs running successful business and making money out of us and our lives.
We and our leaders have worked to build the PDP to its present state and will not fold our hands to watch unstable politicians take it over.
Ajonga was himself in Wau last week and he was the one who ordered the attack on the areas we held in the region, so we cannot fold our hands and as a result that we respond in self-defence," he said.
'We are not going to fold our hands, we are ready to fight with our last blood,' Otaru said.
"We know this plan, we will fold our hands and watch," he added.
'Oshiomhole has destroyed the APC beyond imagination and we APC faithful cannot fold our hands,' he enthused.
"It is not in the interest of Sudan nor in the interest of Africa, nor indeed in the interest of the world, for us all to stand by, fold our hands and see genocide in Darfur," Obasanjo said.