V-sign


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V-sign

n
1. (in Britain) an offensive gesture made by sticking up the index and middle fingers with the palm of the hand inwards as an indication of contempt, defiance, etc
2. a similar gesture with the palm outwards meaning victory or peace
Translations

V-sign

[ˈviːsaɪn] NV f de la victoria; (obscene) → corte m de mangas
to give sb the V-signhacer un corte de mangas a algn

V-sign

[ˈviːˌsaɪn] n to give (sb) the V-sign (for victory) → fare il segno di vittoria (Brit) (as insult) → fare le corna
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What we got was bombastic language about why our departure should not be seen as giving Europe the V-sign from the cliffs of Dover.
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The enduring image of that day was Wenger trudging towards the dressing room, being greeted by a female Stoke fan, presumably somebody's Nanna, gleefully aiming a double V-sign at him.
Fat chance" - Tory peer Baroness Trumpington on the V-sign she recently gave in the House of Lords.
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The Football Association confirmed the charge yesterday after Baird reacted to a booking by appearing to make a V-sign gesture at referee Lee Mason in the 5-2 defeat at Craven Cottage.
However, grief didn't appear to have softened heavyweight Catherine, 38 - once convicted of threatening to slash a teenage girl to rob her of 5p - as she flicked a V-sign from the back window of the funeral car.
At least Steven Gerrard is available for selection tonight, after the FA declined to punish him for an alleged V-sign at the ref during the defeat at Wigan.