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
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He concluded that they as critical stakeholders will not sit down and fold their hands in seeing that political stability is maintained in the state and therefore advised Adams Oshiomhole to go take care of the political problem rocking Edo state caused by him.
Abu Dhabi resident Mohammad Bilal Al Deen, 29, said: "I considered it to be like namaste, a greeting used by many Indians wherein they fold their hands together and greet people."
Madam Dorley says though President Weah had said Liberian businesses will not be a spectator in the economy, but that doesn't mean people should sit down and fold their hands, believing the President will put food on their table.
However, Agany said that some citizens "fold their hands" and do not wish to take up farming.
One day at the dinner table, Bronner asked family members to fold their hands to pray Referring to nativity figures in the store, Wayne asked, "Pray to the little Jesus or the big Jesus?"
They said that as indigenes of Lagos, they could no longer afford to fold their hands whilst the state was robbed in the guise of governance with dividends of democracy not getting to grassroots people in the state.
They cannot just fold their hands and say, 'no, this is the NCP which is responsible."' This is a very interesting question to ask: Is the SPLM folding its hands about the attractiveness of unity?
Governor Wike said that Rivers people will not fold their hands and allow the APC Federal Government unleash violence and rig the 2019 elections.
'The legitimate candidates of the PDP who have been affirmed by the courts and accepted by INEC will not fold their hands and allow some persons in Abuja and elsewhere, no matter how powerful, to steal their mandates through the backdoor.
It cautioned the APC and others in 'this evil ring to note that they are now running on a collision course with Nigerians as the citizens will definitely not fold their hands and watch them destroy our hard earned democracy and foist a fascism on our dear nation.'
Oghenesivbe warned that the people of Delta Central Senatorial District will not fold their hands and watch Senator Omo-Agege further rubbish their collective reputation on the altar of the gutter and narrow politics.