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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Speaking to ANI after being felicitated, Mali said, "He (Digvijaya Singh) had asked who all got Rs 15 lakh in their accounts, so I raised my hand. I went to the stage and told him about the surgical strikes, he made me step down from the stage.
I raised my hand, asked for what I wanted and asked for them to take a chance on me--then I worked my tail off to prove to them I could do more.
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 raised my hand to ask whether she had heard about it.