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."