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

shake your ˈfist (at somebody)

hold up your fist (= your closed hand) at somebody because you are angry or because you want to threaten them: He got out of the car, shaking his fist in anger at the driver in the car behind.
See also: fist, shake
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But getting up and having to make that trek outside only to realise its bucketing it down, just makes you want to shake your fist at the sky and tell the big man upstairs he isn't doing his job properly.
The increasingly global nature of business causes pain, but it's better to adapt to the competition than shake your fist at it.
And you can't stand there and shake your fist at that.