give (one) the fig

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give (one) the fig

To insult another person, typically with a rude gesture called the "fig" or "fico" (in which someone puts the thumb between the first two fingers or in the mouth). What are you giving me the fig for, I didn't even say anything insulting!
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In an effort to remove doubts over He's age, on Thursday Chinese sports officials gave the FIG documents including her old passport, a residency card and her current Chinese ID card.