a show of hands

(at a meeting, debate etc, a vote expressed by people raising their hands.) handaupprétting

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  • Show of hands — Show Show, n. [Formerly written also shew.] 1. The act of showing, or bringing to view; exposure to sight; exhibition. [1913 Webster] 2. That which os shown, or brought to view; that which is arranged to be seen; a spectacle; an exhibition; as, a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • show of hands — n [singular] a vote taken by counting the raised hands of the people at a meeting ▪ The dispute was settled with a show of hands …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • show of hands — Voting at a meeting of shareholders is governed by the Articles of Association. The first vote is usually taken on a show of hands where each shareholder is entitled to one vote. A poll can then be demanded and votes are counted on the basis that …   Law dictionary

  • show of hands — ► show of hands a vote by the raising of hands. Main Entry: ↑show …   English terms dictionary

  • show of hands — noun singular an occasion when people in a room vote by putting their hands up …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • show of hands — n. a raising of hands, as in voting or volunteering …   English World dictionary

  • Show of Hands (film) — Show of Hands is a feature film written and directed by Anthony McCarten. It stars Melanie Lynskey [ [http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/4249000a1870.html New movie lures Melanie Lynskey home Stuff.co.nz] ] , Craig Hall and Stephen Lovatt. Based on… …   Wikipedia

  • Show of Hands — Infobox Musical artist Name = Show of Hands Img capt = Album cover for Anglicana (1999) Img size = 175 Landscape = Background = group or band Alias = Origin = England Instrument = Genre = Roots, folk, acoustic Years active = 1991–present Label =… …   Wikipedia

  • show of hands — a display of raised hands expressing the vote of a group voted overwhelmingly by a show of hands to have a picnic * * * an indication of approval, disapproval, volunteering, etc., on the part of a group of persons, usually made by each assenting… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Show of Hands Live — Infobox Album | Name = Show of Hands Live Type = Live album Artist = Show of Hands Released = 1994 Recorded = June 8 1992 at the Bull Hotel, Bridport Genre = Folk Length = 76:01 Label = Hands on Music Producer = Mike Trim Reviews = Last album =… …   Wikipedia

  • show of hands — {n. phr.} An open vote during a meeting when those who vote yes and those who vote no hold up their hands to be counted. * /The chairman said, I d like to see a show of hands if we re ready for the vote. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

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