or hand-wring·ing, hand wring·ing
- a physical expression of concern, distress, or guilt.
- the nervous grasping or squeezing of the hands as a sign of these feelings.
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Examples from the Web for handwringing
Cue the music now: handwringing from American Jews, sweeping generalizations from left-wing academics.What Does the ASA Boycott Mean? They Don’t Know.
December 4, 2013