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English definition of “wring your hands”

wring your hands

If you wring your hands , you show that you are worried or unhappy : Car dealers are wringing their hands over low sales this summer .Expressing and showing feelings
(Definition of wring your hands from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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