give the raspberry

give (one) the raspberry

To make a sputtering noise at one by pressing the tongue and lips together. It can be used to express either real or faux contempt, mockery, or displeasure. Jacqueline quickly gave Dave the raspberry after he made fun of her new haircut.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

give someone the raspberry

Inf. to make a rude noise with the lips at someone. The audience gave him the raspberry, which gave him some second thoughts about his choice of career. Even after his grandstand play, they gave him the raspberry.
See also: give, raspberry
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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