raise (one's) hand(redirected from raising 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!
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