crossed fingers


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crossed fingers

said to bring good luck to a person. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
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For all the talk of preparations, on the ground it feels as though nothing's new this year other than crossed fingers - which is fair comment as the government has failed to tackle effectively the issues behind the pressures we face.
The crossed fingers had been in hope that she would not get the job.
Leave the crossed fingers and chance-taking to the people who someday will be sitting at the slot machines, wherever they will be.
THERE are lots of crossed fingers all over England's vineyards at the moment, but our small band of usually optimistic winemakers are not alone in expecting it to be a poor harvest of grapes this year.
AFTER MANY MONTHS of anxiety, intrigue, and crossed fingers, the Big O pipe in Montreal was saved with a successful relocation to a spot 100 feet away from its original home.
Wishful thinking and crossed fingers have never been successful security strategies, but they still seem to get a lot of mileage when it comes to cyber security plans.
BIG FELLA THANKS is set to run in new colours in the John Smith's Grand National after owner Harry Findlay sold him to the Crossed Fingers Partnership.
Big Fella Thanks, who is a best-priced 16-1 with sportingbet, was at Aintree for a racecourse gallop on Tuesday and will now return there and run in the blue silks of the Crossed Fingers Partnership.
It is not the time that we sit idle with crossed fingers.
Sponsors and corporate groups are only going to be alienated by the inconvenience of postponements - especially when the only precautions they see being taken are rueful glances to the heavens, crossed fingers and the hope ground staff can beat the odds.
I am awfully sorry for the guys of Ferrari and for all the fans which crossed fingers for me,'' Schumacher said.
Harty also said that tomorrow's Post Position draw at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel would be crucial and admitted that there would be plenty of sweaty palms and crossed fingers at the ceremony.