put (one's) hands together (for someone or something)

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put (one's) hands together (for someone or something)

To applaud (someone or something); to clap. Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together for our next comedian this evening! Everyone started putting their hands together to signal that they wanted the concert to begin.
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put your hands together

COMMON If you put your hands together for a performer, you clap them. I know you're going to put your hands together for the master of rap!
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put your hands together

applaud.
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put your hands together for someone

and put them together for someone
tv. to applaud someone. (To put hands together clapping.) Please put your hands together for Ronald and his great musicians!
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Finally I could endure the suspense no longer, and, arming myself with my two Colt revolvers and a carbine, I strapped two belts of cartridges about me and catching my saddle horse, started down the trail taken by Powell in the morning.
Passing by Kutuzov's carriage and the exhausted saddle horses of his suite, with their Cossacks who were talking loudly together, Prince Andrew entered the passage.
Hall and his wife owned a pair of saddle horses which were kept at the livery stable, and here Billy naturally gravitated.
Horses of this race were, and are still, in much request as saddle horses, on account of their hardiness and the ease of their movements.
For right before the gate a livery servant rode slowly up and down, leading a saddle horse.
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