Which means the bosses in Tehran will have to unclench their fists and make some face-saving gestures back toward President Obama.
That was a brilliant line about how we will extend a hand to those who unclench their fists.
The phrase was "we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist"-to say that we will get along.
Tug as he would at the old man's wrists, the hangman could not force him to unclench his hands.
Nor did he unclench his hands during all the time they sang.
A second glance induced him to unclench his fists and reel round the corner on his way to a neighbouring grog-shop.
But his fists would clench and unclench as he stared up at the visi-screen.
She struggled for self-control, and I saw her hands clench and unclench spasmodically.
She saw his nostrils dilate and his fists clench and unclench.
He tries to draw it back, but it is clenched, and he has not the wisdom to unclench it.