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").
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