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Keep your fingers crossed

Posted by ESC on January 01, 2000

In Reply to: Re: "Fingers Crossed" posted by Mustafa on December 31, 1999

: : Where did this expression originate?
: : Any ideas? Thanks!

KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED -- From "Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" by Gregory Y. Titelman: "Hope for success. The saying derives from the superstition that bad luck may be averted by making the sign of the cross. Originated in the 1920s."