Shook her fist at - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
shake (one's) fist at (someone or something) (redirected from shook her fist at)
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.
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.
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.
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.