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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The Taas Kamay segment asked the four presidential candidates on certain issues and they are only allowed to raise their hands if they agree without any explanation.
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.
MPs, watched carefully by their leaders, raise their hands in voting.
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.
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.
Twenty years ago, if I were to ask a people in one classroom how many had allergies, 10 percent would raise their hands,'' he said.
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.
I then asked them to raise their hands to identify how many had come to the campus media relations office from other areas of the school (academic or otherwise), and how many had come to their post from other media relations jobs or from a media relations background or training.
After identifying three attributes that they have in common, these two partners raise their hands and find another group of two ready to form a group of four.
and ordered the vehicle's occupants to raise their hands.
NanoMuscle motors give Twinkleberries "school kid" dolls a lifelike quality, enabling realistic arm movement for each doll as they raise their hands to answer a question.
He asks how many have been on the trip before; half raise their hands.
This unique system gives teachers a way of involving every student in discussion and questions - not just those that raise their hands.