shake (one's) fist at (someone or something)

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shake (one's) fist at (someone or something)

To demonstrate one's anger, frustration, or annoyance toward someone by raising one's fist and shaking it in their direction. Can be used literally or figuratively. The old man sits on his porch shaking his fist at kids who walk on his lawn. There's no point shaking your fist at the universe when things aren't going your way—you just need to pick yourself up and do everything in your power to make things better.
See also: fist, shake
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Come, let us shake our fists at the sky and defy the heavens themselves by building flat roofs on every house, office and grocery store as far as the eye can see
Is it not time," he asked, "that we learned not to shake our fists at each other?