raise (one's) hand against (someone)(redirected from raise one's hand against someone)
raise (one's) hand against (someone)
To strike someone or threaten to do so. It's a pathetic, cowardly man who would raise his hand against a child. Times have changed, and teachers never raise their hands against their students anymore.
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