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Meaning of “wring your hands” in the English Dictionary

"wring your hands" in British English

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wring your hands

If you wring ​yourhands, you show that you are ​worried or ​unhappy: Car ​dealers are ​wringingtheirhands overlowsales this ​summer.
(Definition of wring your hands from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wring your hands" in American English

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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 ​helprather than just ​wringingourhands about it.
(Definition of wring your hands from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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