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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And I remember the way I--the skinny girl with glasses in the back of the classroom who always was getting into trouble for talking or missed homework assignments--at up a little straighter, folded my hands on the desk, smiled, and began to believe in me.
I prepared my words, folded my hands as I'd been taught all my life, and got ready to let out the biggest screamer in my moderately developed spiritual life.