cross\ one's\ fingers


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 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.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • 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 — 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