show of handsnoun
- an indication of approval, disapproval, volunteering, etc., on the part of a group of persons, usually made by each assenting person raising his or her hand.
Related Words for show of hands tally, referendum, choice, majority, poll, ballot, yea, wish, suffrage, will, franchise, ticket, nay, plebiscite, aye British Dictionary definitions for show of hands show of hands noun
- the raising of hands to indicate voting for or against a proposition
Idioms and Phrases with show of hands show of hands
An informal vote made by participants holding up one hand each to indicate a choice, as in Let’s have a show of hands—how many want the next meeting on a Sunday? [Late 1700s]