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Re: "Holding my thumbs for you."

Posted by James Briggs on August 04, 2005

In Reply to: "Holding my thumbs for you." posted by David Burnett on August 04, 2005

: What is the origin of the phrase, "Holding my thumbs for you."

The German eqivalent of 'crossing my fingers', ie wishing someone good fortune, is 'Daumen drueken' - holding thumbs.