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keep your fingers crossed (cross your fingers)


To say you are going to keep your fingers crossed, or cross your fingers means that you are wishing for success or good luck. Saying “fingers crossed” can mean “good luck” or “with luck”.

Why does it mean this?

Making the sign of the cross (a Christian symbol) with the fingers was thought to give protection against the devil or bad luck.

Examples

I hope the exam goes well. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!”

It’s your turn now! Fingers crossed!

How do say it in Russian?

Скрестить пальцы на удачу; держать кулачки

 

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