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show of handsnoun [S]

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a ​vote in which ​peopleraise one of ​theirhands to show that they ​support a ​suggestion: Her ​re-election to the ​committee was ​defeated on/by a show of ​hands.
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in Chinese (Simplified) 举手表决…
in Chinese (Traditional) 舉手錶決…
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