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join hands

1. Literally, to hold hands with someone. Kids, join hands and stand in a circle.
2. By extension, to work together to achieve some goal. Everyone in my community joined hands to help those impacted by the hurricane.
See also: hand, join
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join hands

[for people] to hold hands so that each person is holding the hands of two other people; [for two people] to hold each other's hands. Let us join hands and pray together. The dancers joined hands and formed a circle that moved to the left.
See also: hand, join
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

join ˈhands (with somebody)


1 if two people join hands, they hold each other’s hands
2 work together in doing something: Education has been reluctant to join hands with business.
See also: hand, join
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