throw up (one's) hands in frustration

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throw up (one's) hands in frustration

To indicate one's unwilling and frustrated submission to or acceptance of something. We threw up our hands in frustration after they told us that our appointment had been rescheduled again for a third time. All you can do is throw your arms up in frustration at the way the government is being run these days.
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He did it out of frustration. I don't want to say something I don't mean out of frustration."
Through its partnership with Anvil, Canopius will be able to provide policy limits of up to $25 million and tenor of up to 10 years for contract frustration and up to $15 million and tenor of maximum seven years for trade and non-trade credit risk.
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'It was due to frustration, it was due to frustration.
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"Frustration is defined as a state of emotional stress characterized by confusion, annoyance and anger" (Stagner, 1961).
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If we keep inside we may harm our life, we start looking for a lonely place where we can sit & can try to get over from the frustration, anger etc.
They depend on specific contexts like the life history of an individual and the context in which she is inserted, and can be merged into the concept of frustration (Moura, 2004).
Psychologists say that stress leads to frustration, and frustration leads to anger.
"Our levels of frustration are high and the game review was very honest.
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