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Old saying..'.keep your fingers crossed'

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."