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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Roxas, including other candidates former Vice President Jejomar Binay, Senator Grace Poe and now President Rodrigo Duterte, did not raise their hands during the brief segment.
According to a post on Twitter, the man had demanded "all Jews raise their hands" so he could "identify them."
The speaker also asked the PTI members to raise their hands if they are in the favor of idea of the
Breaking into a bhajan at the end of her speech, Jyoti said that people should not raise their hands ( Congress party symbol) but should raise their fist.
According to her, despite the fact that most women through the nongovernmental organizations are protesting against the law, because the new elements limits the freedom of choice of women, the female MPs had not problem to raise their hands and give their full support for the law.
A school spokesman said: "Previously in a senior school assembly, students were asked to raise their hands if they had been touched by cancer or knew somebody who had been.
"They seem to be getting tired; apparently, part of the opposition is already drunk so they can hardly raise their hands," the Bulgarian Finance Minister declared on the parliamentary floor late Wednesday night, as cited by Darik Radio.
MPs, watched carefully by their leaders, raise their hands in voting.
Mr Bamforth said the audience was asked to raise their hands if they had received a letter telling them about Kirklees Council's Local Development Framework (LDF) consultation period.
The children are supposed to raise their hands when she names something that was part of their ancestry.
Still, this is no time for the folks at GM to raise their hands in the air and declare victory.
But at many colleges and universities today, students no longer have to pray that the more prepared students will raise their hands.
Yet, at a recent insurance seminar, an underwriter asked audience members to raise their hands if they've ever heard of intellectual-property coverage for electronic or intangible information.
Tell them that it is common for jurors to be reluctant to raise their hands in a group of strangers, especially the first time.
The teacher explains that to maintain an orderly conversation and allow everyone to speak, students should raise their hands when they have some thing to say and wait to be called on.