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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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Each flower the produces a single , one seeded hard shelled fruit called achene, that is what gives the fig the crunch we all know and admire.