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rub (one's) hands (together)
To be in keen or greedy anticipation (of something). The announcement has many shareholders rubbing their hands together gleefully, as their investments will likely double almost overnight. We were rubbing our hands at the thought of a rematch against the team that robbed us of a spot in the finals so many years ago.
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rub (one's) hands
To experience or display pleased anticipation, self-satisfaction, or glee.
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