put up (one's) hand

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put up (one's) hand

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 up your hands! I do put up my hand in class, Mom, but the teacher never calls on me! Everyone who wants to come, put up your hands now.
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For instance, after Albert Kubalanza tried to "secret his money in his clothes when ordered to put up his hands" during a 1919 poolroom heist, Frank Campione concluded that his victim "was reaching in his back pocket for a weapon" and "shot him through the heart." (81) In short, robbers recognized that they confronted increasing resistance from their victims and responded by employing greater force.