put hand up
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put (one's) hand up
To raise one's hand to indicate that one agrees, wants to answer or ask a question, intends to participate, or wants what is being offered. Don't yell out your questions, kids—put your hands up! I do raise put my hand up in class, Mom, but the teacher never calls on me! Everyone who wants to come, put your hands up now.
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put one's hand up
to raise one's hand to get attention from whomever is in charge. The student put his hand up to ask a question of the teacher. She put up her hand to ask a question.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.