|Kanji in this term|
Phrase composed of 匙 (saji, “spoon”, more specifically, for administering medicine) + を (o, object particle) + 投げる (nageru, “to throw”). An expression of defeat, throwing away the medicine spoon because the disease has proven too strong.
- お手上げ (oteage): throwing up one's hands (noun)
- 手を上げる (te o ageru): to raise one's hands (less common in this meaning than お手上げ)