Hand-wringing meaning

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The repeated clasping or squeezing of the hands as a symptom of distress.
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Hand-wringing is defined as an expression of worry or concern.

An example of hand-wringing is the pacing and constant twisting of the hands of a person waiting to see if a business deal has gone through.

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Excessive expressions of distress or anxiety, by or as by clasping and twisting the hands together.
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Alternative form of hand wringing.
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Alternative spelling of hand wringing.
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A feigned exhibition of distress, usually with implied inaction or vacillating in the face of a dilemma or crisis.
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Origin of hand-wringing