Raise hand against - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
raise (one's) hand against (someone) (redirected from raise hand against)
raise (one's) hand against (someone)
To punch or slap someone, or threaten to do so. It's a pathetic, cowardly man who would raise his hand against his own child. Times have changed, and teachers never raise their hands against their students anymore.
lift/raise a ˈhand against somebody to hit or threaten to hit somebody: She never raised a hand against her daughter because she didn’t believe in hitting children.
References in classic literature
"I am king here, and no subject may raise hand against