rub (one's) hands

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rub (one's) hands

To be in keen or greedy anticipation (of something). The announcement has many shareholders rubbing their hands 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

Experience or exhibit pleased anticipation or self-satisfaction, as in The owner rubbed his hands as the customer picked out item after item. This metaphoric term alludes to the actual rubbing together of one's hands to express pleasure.
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rub your hands

show keen satisfaction or expectation.
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rub (one's) hands

To experience or display pleased anticipation, self-satisfaction, or glee.
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Plus, he has a yearling for sale out of her and every time this horse wins, he rubs his hands together and thinks it's put another grand on the yearling's price
Asked when viewers are going to be treated to some girl-on-girl plot developments, McLaughlin rubs his hands together and says, "I definitely want to bring lesbianism into the mix, maybe in season 2.