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Re: Cross my fingers

Posted by RRC on December 06, 2005

In Reply to: Cross my fingers posted by Mina on December 06, 2005

: What **cross my fingers** means
: Thank you in advance

Cross my fingers refers to actually crossing your fingers, usually the middle finger over the index finger.
Crossing your fingers can have several meanings depending on context, most dealing with superstitions or children's games.
You can cross your fingers to bring good luck. I'll keep my fingers crossed so everything will turn out okay
You can cross your fingers when saying something so that it "doesn't count." I said it, but I had my fingers crossed behind my back so it doesn't count."
Some tag-type games you can cross your fingers to be "safe" aka king's X.