throw one's hands up (in the air)

idiom

: to stop an activity or effort and admit that one cannot do anything to make a situation better
She threw her hands up in disgust.

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“Throw one's hands up (in the air).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/throw%20one%27s%20hands%20up%20%28in%20the%20air%29. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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