English version

wring your hands

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwring your handswring your handsRUBto rub and twist your hands together because you are worried and upset wring
Examples from the Corpus
wring your hands"I don't know what else to do, " Dan said, wringing his hands.Jenny fretted, wrung her hands.I am not thinking simply of an inventory of the human woes that people wring their hands about.He wrung his hands in pleasure at her pleasure.Antoinette wrung her hands inside her daughter's clasp.He wrings his hands like a fly and clinches his eves at the awful sound of that squeaking.She was wringing her hands, pulling at her lovely mane of hair.I remember my father standing over her sickbed, wringing his hands, so afraid of losing another child.But you can do more than stand around the coffee bar and wring your hands with your co-workers.
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