Transcription (the accent is shown in capital letters):
Translation / meaning:
(lit.: on fingers)
Same as пальцы веером.
A gesture made with an intention to show superiority over the interlocutor, was used by “new Russians”.
- Он был весь на пальцах.He was talking like he is a boss (he was making the "fingers gesture").
More from "Russian slang"
(= здорово) cool, awesome; (= чересчур) too much, more than usual
to fuss, to bustle
to be out in the cold, to feel cold, to freeze
to sign up for something
intimidated, scared, constrained, timid
an image placed in a black frame to which a funny inscription is added