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
References in classic literature ?
She smilingly raised her hand and laid it on his shoulder without looking at him.
I have long been waiting for you," that frightened happy little girl seemed to say by the smile that replaced the threatened tears, as she raised her hand to Prince Andrew's shoulder.
Had you taken her hand, it would have indicated your desire to make her your mate, and had you raised her hand above her head and then dropped it, it would have meant that you did not wish her for a mate and that you released her from all obligation to you.
Mann, not very well knowing what the beadle meant, raised her hands with a look of sympathy, and sighed.
One of the girls raised her hand and said, "Put it next to the last dead-end"--not addend.
When I approached to speak to her, her face became contorted and she raised her hand to strike me.
The great ape raised her hand, palm flat against the thin glass wall that separated the two.
Without any hint of self-consciousness, she raised her hand to her face at anxious moments in the show.
When her fifth-grade teacher asked students to raise their hands to identify themselves by race, Mitzi Carter raised her hand twice - once for African-American and one for Asian.
Allah is everywhere but here I feel he is much closer to me," said Soumai Trabulsi, a Syrian pilgrim as she raised her hands high in prayer.