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    • Join Date: Oct 2008
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    #1

    Would you please help me out?

    Thank you for your attention given to my thread.
    The context: a guy slipped and fell with his food tray in a cafeteria. Then, he got up, hands held high above his head in a victory clasp, grinning from ear to ear.
    Question: I'm wondering what is "a victory clasp". What could be the gesture in this specific context?


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    #2

    Re: Would you please help me out?

    Then, he got up, hands held high above his head in a victory clasp...
    In other words, he got up and raised his arms straight up over his head and clasped his hands together, and probably shook them a bit the way you see people do sometimes in a moment of triumph. I think the point is that rather than slink away in humiliation, he bravely chose to be a good sport about something that could have been extremely embarrassing and turn it into a moment of hilarity for the others. By reacting in a mock "heroic" manner, he gave the others a chance to have a good laugh, and spared himself the pain of genuine embarrassment.

    Hope this makes sense.

    Greg


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    #3

    Re: Would you please help me out?

    Thank you. It helps a lot.

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