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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Raising your hand to someone - whatever the circumstances - is abuse.
Stop raising your hand so much in class, Brown Noser
And I still can't find any mention of that other reason for raising your hand.
Hail your server by making eye contact and discreetly raising your hand.
Raising your hands is a silly thing to do but a push is a bit different to a punch which would obviously mean a red card.
You did a good thing here today in raising your hands,'' Clinton said.