crossed fingers


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crossed fingers

said to bring good luck to a person. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
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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.
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.
Until recently, the only option was tightly crossed fingers and simply hoping for the best.
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.
So we're waiting with crossed fingers that everything goes well for him against Scotland.
In short, cautious optimism and crossed fingers in Western Canada.
And although nobody has ever said so, I have always supposed that there were also some crossed fingers, a few moments of doubt, the occasional muttered curse, and perhaps a prayer or two.
Her family were shown in a line - mother, father, sister - outside the audition room, all obviously having been told by the production team to stand holding their crossed fingers up, as Emma, in a dress made by her dad that did look a bit like a wedding dress, came out in tears.
Which is why longtime customers such as Dana Bleitz are driving around today with crossed fingers and long faces after getting the bad news.
In the case of the classic double marble phenomenon, for example, one marble felt at two points on its surface by crossed fingers can be perceived differently, as either one marble or two, depending upon different contextual factors.