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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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They know that it is better for a few thousand poor to get sustainable livelihoods, rather than stand in line with folded hands, along with 2.5 million of their brethren, to get Rs27 per day for just one year.
Earlier in this session, she had surprised her own party colleagues when she walked upto SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav in Lok Sabha and asked him with folded hands to give up his demand for steel minister Beni Prasad Verma's resignation.
With his trademark smile, he greeted mediapersons with folded hands before the CBI officials led him into the waiting vehicle.
Relatives and friends gathered outside Bajracharya's red brick house on Saturday to greet the Kumari with folded hands.
The seventh volume in the outstanding Haffner Press series of Jack Williamson's writings, "With Folded Hands ...
as the heavily-armed Hizbullah, which is an expert in inflicting defeat on the Israeli army or in preventing it from achieving political and military objectives for its government, will not stand with folded hands in the face of an attack," Naoum said.
According to New York City-based filmmaker Katrina del Mar, it wouldn't have any women in pastel twinsets with folded hands and meek smiles.
What about those folded hands taught to every child and modeled in a thousand little hand sculptures?
the sailors folded hands for hours of heroic boredom.
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The cover doesn't droop over my folded hands, and there's no sewn-in purple placement ribbon.
Eyes also serve as a blocking mechanism, much the same way as folded hands across the chest or turning away in disagreement.
He said: "His whole posture is focused towards her, but her folded hands and the position of her knees show she is keeping herself to herself.
For instance, if the student pointed towards the 'namaste' sign, the teacher welcomed the student into the classroom with folded hands," Heena Bhatt, Principal of Harni Primary School in Vadodara said.
The woman in the short video clip can be seen pleading for mercy with folded hands but the gunman shot her twice, police said.