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 ?
Thank you, Varden.' And so, with a mighty show of humility and forgiveness, she folded her hands, and looked round again, with a smile which plainly said, 'If you desire to see the first and foremost among female martyrs, here she is, on view!'
Milady folded her hands, and raising her fine eyes toward heaven, "Lord, Lord," said she, with an angelic meekness of gesture and tone, "pardon this man, as I myself pardon him."
But no, she dangled the beads in the sun before my face, exclaiming, "Ah, monsieur CANNOT resist them!" She hung them on my coat button, folded her hand resignedly, and said: "Gone,--and for thirty francs, the lovely things--it is incredible!--but the good God will sanctify the sacrifice to me."
The 26-year-old smiled away with moist eyes as she folded her hands in gratitude to gesture the traditional Indian 'Namaste' greeting when Manushi placed the elaborate crown on her head.
Yungai concluded by singing a famous Hindi song - 'Aa ja re' - from Indian classic 'Noorie' and folded her hands in 'Namastey' - a formal way to greet people in India.
Goldstein sets a somber stage: England less than four years after the end of the devastating First World War was, in Forster's words, "a sad person who has folded her hands and stands waiting." Each of these writers--well acquainted with one another in the small village that was London's literary community--combated his or her own malaise.
God is great but he's taken everything away from us," said Umm Hasan, as she folded her hands together in the darkness of her family's tiny single room home.
I have dragged her here today." All along his wife smiled and then folded her hands to greet the crowd.
Halina Kwiatkowska, 83, folded her hands in prayer as she was comforted by friends in Poland.
Yesterday in court his white-haired mother, Pamela Green, impassively folded her hands on her handbag on her knees and waited.