crossed fingers


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crossed fingers

said to bring good luck to a person. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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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."
Adrian even gave hope there might be a second helping after tweeting that there were "no plans yet" but adding there were "lots of crossed fingers".
Before Boro get back down to the business of building momentum we face one more tortured weekend of crossed fingers and alarming strangers by randomly cursing a screen - TV, laptop or phone - as the results come in.
But, crossed fingers and a crafty crumble top proved that instant inspiration can make a credible crumble.
From the moment Rattlesnake opens proceedings with its juddering synthesised bass to when Severed Crossed Fingers draws things to a close some 40 minutes later, Ms Clark never fails to captivate.
Behind everyone of them is a family sitting with crossed fingers in fear and anxiety about their safe return.
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.
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. The Governor, a Nawab of Kalat himself, came under attack, thanks Allah Almighty, for saving him he added.