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handwringing

or hand-wringing, hand wringing

[hand-ring-ing] /ˈhændˌrɪŋ ɪŋ/
noun
1.
a physical expression of concern, distress, or guilt.
2.
the nervous grasping or squeezing of the hands as a sign of these feelings.
Related forms
handwringer, noun
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  • He rinsed the laundry, ran it through a hand wringer and hung it on a line stretched behind the house.

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