fingers crossed


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fingers crossed

An expression of hope that something one desires will come to pass or turn out to be true. A truncated version of the phrase "keep your fingers crossed." I studied for that exam for two weeks, so I hope I get a good grade on it. Fingers crossed! Fingers crossed my packages get delivered in time for Christmas!
See also: crosse, finger
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I'm just keeping my fingers crossed,'' said Duane Harte, president of Friends of Mentryville.
However, the 31-year-old will undergo a scan today to identify the extent of the injury and the club are keeping their fingers crossed.
And Jenkinson was keeping his fingers crossed that he would be reunited with his old gaffer.
A glance at the watch, and in moments a very nervous mother will be boarding a flight for a weekend in Mexico, fingers crossed that any terrorist response is a long way, and time, away.
He must have had more than one set of fingers crossed when he tabled a statement of opinion in the Cardiff Bay talking shop.
Kathy Najimy wished Latifah Oscar luck by promising to keep her fingers crossed, but all Latifah wanted to do was bum a cigarette out on the balcony.
I'm just keeping my fingers crossed now that the surgeons do not find anything too serious.
Maverick Sports Minister Tony Banks last night swore allegiance to the Queen with his fingers crossed.
It won't be easy for Tracy to grip a pen with his fingers crossed.
City boss Joe Royle has his fingers crossed that it will rid Morrison of his injury problems once and for all.
Aways did the trick last week with a 10-1 treble of St Johnstone, Stirling Albion and QOS, so fingers crossed for a repeat this weekend.
Lets keep our fingers crossed that John Towers and his Phoenix Consortium can salvage this sad industrial tragedy.
Dale Winton's keeping his fingers crossed as he prepares to stand in for Anthea Turner again tonight.
Hillis said: "It will be my job, basically, to sit in my office and keep my fingers crossed that my phone doesn't ring.
It's still up in the air, and with the lack of experience, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.