Middle-Finger Salute

(Ref: https://www.yahoo.com/news/middle-finger-salute-philippines-duterte-asks-eu-why-123057669.html )

Headline

So the Philippines President gave a salute to the European Union (EU). That’s a good thing, right?

What do you think?

Some other idioms from this same article:

  1. A one-finger gesture
  2. A vulgar four-letter rebuke
  3. The EU is the latest high-profile recipient of a Duterte dressing-down
  4. The European parliament appeared to strike a nerve

Can you explain these idioms?

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