hand-wringing

Related to hand-wringing: referred, hand down, thereof, withstanding

hand-wringing

n
informal an extended debate over the correct course of action in a situation
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NOW is the moment for Theresa May to put her money where her mouth is, after we've heard her hand-wringing lectures.
What's changed since is losing Tiny Roy and all that hand-wringing anxiety.
IN all the hand-wringing and tears about the demise of Aston Villa, there's one person I do really feel sorry for.
but the hand-wringing In the build-up to making them Is a bit of a snooze.
NOTHING gives a warmer, satisfying glow of pleasure without making any effort than passionate hand-wringing and appearing to take the moral high ground which Dave Dellist does in his letter (Nov 7) concerning those who will suffer from the latest round of cuts from the council.
While striving to be uplifting, the film comes across as smug thanks to Hector's middle-class hand-wringing.
The facade won't be saved by ritual hand-wringing but I for one very much believe Liverpool's dwindling stores of vision, conviction, style and wit aren't entirely exhausted (he said hopefully).
American officials did some hand-wringing, Palestinian officials threatened to quit the peace process, and now, even with the plans rescinded, the Palestinian negotiating team has reportedly quit.
On the one hand there is the constant hand-wringing and crocodile tears for the downtrodden consumers, businesses and homes, and then we have the constant levies and utterly ridiculous green taxes, creating another tier of wealthy elite on the backs of the people they claim to represent.
For all of my life it was the size of my rear that caused me the most hand-wringing, but in this nearly-50 zone it is my stomach that is the problem.
So anyone doing too much hand-wringing at the email etiquette of others had better keep their fingers crossed that their luck holds in the future.
He concludes his letter by expressing the hope that the hand-wringing leaders from all parties in the House "find some backbone as we did in 1945".