Shook their fists at - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
shake (one's) fist at (someone or something) (redirected from shook their fists 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.
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They marched like haughty victors, singing and whistling, till brought to their senses by women of Gobowen, who hooted, booed, and shook their fists at
Hundreds of visiting supporters chanted: "We want Hoddle out" and shook their fists at
the players at the end of a gutless Wolves display at Deepdale.