I'm reading the play "Dumb Show" by Joe Penhall. (See on Google Books)
Almost at the beginning of the play one of the characters uses this phrase: classic money handshake. What does it mean?
(Barry and Greg shake hands). Barry: Hello. You're not a mason. There was nothing funny about your hand shake. That was the classic chop from the top. That was a classic money handshake. (does it). 'I'm going to dominate you and take all your money'. And this is a showbiz handshake.
What does the classic chop from the top mean?