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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I know it's my fault as I haven't been a good husband and, I'm ashamed to say, have even raised my hand to her once or twice over the years.
I wouldn't have raised my hand (if I had known) I couldn't get this stuff off.
I raised my hand to ask whether she had heard about it.