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

"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 ​disagreestrongly with something: They ​threw up ​theirhands 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)
Translations of “throw up your hands in horror/despair”
in Chinese (Simplified) 感到惊恐/绝望, 强烈反对…
in Chinese (Traditional) 感到驚恐/絕望, 強烈反對…
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