throw up hands


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throw up (one's) hands

To submit or give up. I'm ready to throw up my hands after trying to train this unruly puppy. Don't just throw up your hands—keep trying.
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throw up (one's) hands

To indicate or express utter hopelessness: He threw up his hands and abandoned the argument.
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