пальцы веером

Category: Russian slang

[PAL'-tsy VYE-ye-ram]

Translation:

lit. – fingers like a fan;
a gesture intended to indicate superiority over the interlocutor, was used by “new Russians”

Comments / examples:

"Fingers like a fan" is a very well-known gesture when the little and the pointing finger are put forward, and the remaining fingers are pressed to the palm. The gesture was taken by the new Russians from the criminal public.
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