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raise (one's) hand

Literally, to hold one's hand in the air. This phrase is typically used in academic settings, as students raise their hands to indicate that they want to answer or ask a question. Don't yell out the answers, raise your hands! I do raise my hand in class, mom, but the teacher never calls on me!
See also: hand, raise
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Students click icons to virtually raise hands in chat rooms used for questions or comments during classes.
Wish our achievements turnout to be more Old-timers raise hands and pray long live my child, long live you may
On a point of order only Riaz Pirzada led Fateha Khawani while majority of PPP legislators did not raise hands for offering Fateha.
Firstly, big pre-flop raise hands tend to win small pots or lose big ones, whereas smaller pf hands lose lots of small hands but win some monsters.
A spokeswoman says: "The night will conclude with a medley of Proms favourites which promises to raise hands to hearts and a tear to the eye.
Raise hands in horror if you will, but the composer's friend Lionel Tertis made the arrangement with Elgar's approval, and actually conducted several performances with the great violist.