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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Only 80 percent raised their hands," added Ignacio.
A few students raised their hands and said, "what is that?
She was quickly joined by three others who raised their hands and urged further deliberations.
More than two million Muslim pilgrims from almost 180 countries raised their hands to heaven and chanted in unison as they hiked through a desert valley to a tent city on the outskirts of Mecca in preparation for the annual hajj.
At least half of those in the room raised their hands.
At one Catholic girls' school, the nun asked how many of the girls had been affected by the war, and all raised their hands.
The boys, literally speechless, raised their hands above their heads and meekly stood that way for about 20 minutes until Jones County Sheriff Chris Jung arrived to take them into custody.
At a recent Council of Logistics Management (CLM) seminar, all of the 300 attendees raised their hands when organizational change expert Saul Pilnick asked if they were involved in a major corporate change initiative.
When I was in Medjugorje for the first time in 1983, the altar boys raised their hands at the elevation, I was deeply touched and edified.
nearly 100 percent of the 80+ people in the audience raised their hands to signal that they were involved in e-mail marketing.
Clad in self-designed 1970s-style garb, the performers formed human chains, raised their hands in prayer and evoked images of crouched, armed Guardsmen, rock-throwing students and whirling helicopters.
During the Taas Kamay segment of the second presidential debate here, Poe and Duterte both raised their hands, signifying they agree on bringing back the death penalty in the country.
Leno cracked, as the crowd raised their hands and roared with laughter.
They then heard random presentations of well-tuned and mistuned melodies and raised their hands when they thought a mistuned version occurred.
They got down on the ground, covered their mouths and raised their hands to the sky.