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 ?
"Yes," said Alexey Alexandrovitch, and getting up, he folded his hands and cracked his fingers.
The old man shook in every joint, and folded his hands like one who prays.
Humbled by the gesture, the Prime Minister folded his hands and bowed down before the House before proceedings continued.
As he walked to the room of the returning officer for the elections, Kovind folded his hands to greet his supporters.
Khanjar smiled, folded his hands and addressed them.
Cheered by actor son Abhishek, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai, wife Jaya and daughter Shweta Nanda, her son Agastye and daughter Navya Naveli, 72-year-old Amitabh, dressed in a black bandhgala' suit, folded his hands in respect as he received the honour from the president to thunderous applause.
Radek Stepanek knelt on the Wimbledon turf and folded his hands in mock prayer.
He just folded his hands before the crowd and entered the hospital.
Despite writing in the early 17th Century, Middleton's plays have a relevance which remains very modern.' He sat back in his chair and folded his hands in his lap.
Jurors watched the tape during the trial and also saw how Robinson, left alone in a small room for a few minutes, folded his hands and began to whisper in a barely audible voice.
He leaned back, folded his hands, and said, "It's all about timing, I'm telling you, and it's all about timing." This simple comment created enough turbulence to blow the roof right off my six-year old dugout of details.