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by a show of hands meaning

  "by a show of hands" in a sentence
  • [American slang]
    [of a vote taken] expressed by people raising their hands.
      We were asked to vote for the candidates for captain by a show of hands.
      Bob wanted us to vote on paper, not by a show of hands, so that we could have a secret ballot.

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  1. the issue was decided by a show of hands
  2. by a show of hands, how many of you can already read
  3. by a show of hands only ..
  4. by a show of hands only
  5. Samaranch proposed the expulsions be confirmed by a show of hands.

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