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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.
(Definition of wring your hands from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wring your hands

to be anxious or worried about something but not do anything about it: We should do something to help rather than just wringing our hands about it.
(Definition of wring your hands from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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