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
References in classic literature ?
Davis be arrested without delay, and Hannah shook her fist at the `villain' and pounded potatoes for dinner as if she had him under her pestle.
The woman screamed and shook her fists before her husband's eyes.
It is alleged Mrs Fleming assaulted 'the boy Ross' but she denied that and claimed she shook her fist at him when he was cheeky to her.
But the attacker's wife, clad in a black chador, shook her fist and shouted at the dog walker, saying dogs were unclean and the Supreme Leader had forbidden people from keeping them as pets.
The court had heard Evans shook her fist in neighbour Gemma Stafford's face and poked her husband Leon in the chest during a series of disputes over the boundary between their two properties in Park Crescent, Abergavenny.
The court had heard that Evans shook her fist in neighbour Gemma Stafford's face and poked her husband Leon in the chest during a series of disputes over the boundary between their two properties in Park Crescent, Abergavenny.