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Keeping my fingers crossed

Meaning/Usage: Hoping for good luck

Explanation: In recent days, children would cross their fingers when they lie to avoid punishment for telling a lie.  Another way this is used is to cross the fingers while making a promise to invalidate the promise.  Christians used the gesture of crossing fingers to recognize one another in times of persecution.  Therefore, people cross their fingers wishing for good luck from God.

"Their team is not favored to win.  But I hope they do.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed."
"I have a one in ten chance of winning the television.  I better keep my fingers crossed."
"I hope it works.  Let's cross our fingers."

A:  "The championship game is tonight.  Are you going to watch it?"
B:  "Yeah.  My favorite team lost their best player.  I don't think they will win."
A:  "You never know.  They can get lucky."
B:  "I'm keeping my fingers crossed."

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