put one's hands up

vb
to surrender, give in, confess. A euphe-mism popular among the British police and underworld.
► 'It was brilliant. He couldn't believe it. He had to put his hands up. Yes I did that one by subterfuge.' (Police officer quoted in Inside the
British Police, Simon Holdaway, 1983)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • put\ one's\ hands\ on — • lay one s hands on • get one s hands on • put one s hands on v. phr. 1. To seize in order to punish or treat roughly. If I ever lay my hands on that boy he ll be sorry. Compare: lay a finger on 2. To get possession of. He was unable to lay his… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • put one's hands up — raise one s hands in surrender. → put …   English new terms dictionary

  • put one's hands up — raise one s hands in surrender …   Useful english dictionary

  • put one's hands together — ► put one s hands together applaud. Main Entry: ↑put …   English terms dictionary

  • put one's hands together — verb To clap; to applaud Ladies and gentleman, put your hands together for Sir Elton John! …   Wiktionary

  • put one's hands together — applaud; clap I want you all to put your hands together for Barry …   Useful english dictionary

  • put one's hands together — applaud. → put …   English new terms dictionary

  • put one's arms akimbo — put one s hands resting on hips and elbows extending outward …   English contemporary dictionary

  • put in one's hands — index delegate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • put one's hand on — See: LAY ONE S HANDS ON(3) …   Dictionary of American idioms

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