Wring hands?

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What do you actually do when you wring your hands (to show that you are worried?)
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Could be a nervous tic or something. I don't do that myself......
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More than worried... I'd say anguished
You pull at your hands and you can't stop...
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I think you twist and squeeze them, as if you were wringing out a flannel or a wet undergarment.

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Oh, didn't read the question carefully. (Was in a hurry.)

Sorry.

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I think its the motion you use when washing your hands, but without the soap and water.
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We must present a strange spectacle to anyone looking in, as we each make mysterious hand movements to ourselves...

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Well said MrP. However, Khof's comment raised another question. So, we rub our hands against each other when we wash our hands? Any other verbs?
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There is an expression, "one hand washes the other" (although now that I think of it, it should really be EACH hand washes the other) that means "you help me, I help you" or, in Latin, "quid pro quo."
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