Posted by SR on May 13, 2004
In Reply to: Old saying..'.keep your fingers crossed' posted by tom reynolds on May 13, 2004
: where does the saying 'keep your fingers crossed' originate from.did it always mean the same as we know it today?
: from the archives...
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."