raise (one's) hand

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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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We too need to raise our hands for 'the big picture' that will enable and protect the peace.
Sometimes, just sometimes, I wish we could all simply raise our hands.
to raise our hands, not to throw stones, sticks and bottles, but to say hallelujah,'' said the Rev.