Meaning of “throw up your hands in horror/despair” in the English Dictionary

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"throw up your hands in horror/despair" in British English

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throw up your hands in horror/despair

to show that you are shocked or that you disagree strongly with something:

They threw up their hands in horror at his suggestion.

(Definition of “throw up your hands in horror/despair” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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