cross one's fingers


cross one's fingers
keep one's fingers crossed (for someone or something) & cross one's fingers
to wish for luck for someone or something, sometimes by actually crossing one's fingers; to hope for a good outcome for someone or something. •

I hope you win the race Saturday. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

I'm trying out for a play. Keep your fingers crossed!

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{v. phr.} 1a. To cross two fingers of one hand for good luck. * /Mary crossed her fingers during the race so that Tom would win./ 11b. or[keep one's fingers crossed] {informal} To wish for good luck. * /Keep your fingers crossed while I take the test./ 2. To cross two fingers of one hand to excuse an untruth that you are telling. * /Johnny crossed his fingers when he told his mother the lie./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • cross one's fingers — see under ↑cross • • • Main Entry: ↑finger * * * (or keep one s fingers crossed) put one finger across another as a sign of hoping for good luck ■ hope that someone or something will be successful …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross one's fingers — ► cross one s fingers put one finger across another as a sign of hoping for good luck. Main Entry: ↑cross …   English terms dictionary

  • cross one's fingers — {v. phr.} 1a. To cross two fingers of one hand for good luck. * /Mary crossed her fingers during the race so that Tom would win./ 11b. or[keep one s fingers crossed] {informal} To wish for good luck. * /Keep your fingers crossed while I take the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cross\ one's\ fingers — v. phr. 1a. To cross two fingers of one hand for good luck. Mary crossed her fingers during the race so that Tom would win. 11b. or keep one s fingers crossed informal To wish for good luck. Keep your fingers crossed while I take the test. 2. To… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cross one's fingers — put one finger across another as a sign of hoping for good luck. → cross …   English new terms dictionary

  • cross one's fingers — verb a) To wish for luck b) to tell a white lie …   Wiktionary

  • cross one's fingers — hope for success, wish for success …   English contemporary dictionary

  • keep one's fingers crossed — See: CROSS ONE S FINGERS(1b) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep one's fingers crossed — See: CROSS ONE S FINGERS(1b) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep\ one's\ fingers\ crossed — See: cross one s fingers(1b) …   Словарь американских идиом