hand-wringing

handwringing

[hand-ring-ing]
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.
Also, hand-wringing, hand wringing.

handwringer, noun
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hand-wringing
 
n
informal an extended debate over the correct course of action in a situation

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