a show of hands

noun phrase

Definition of a show of hands

: an occurrence in which people put a hand in the air to indicate that they want something, agree with something, etc. Let me see a show of hands: how many people want a piece of cake?

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“A show of hands.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20show%20of%20hands. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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