the Indian sign

the Indian sign

A curse or spell placed upon a person that causes persistent misfortune or a loss of volition. (Potentially offensive due to the politically incorrect reference to Native Americans.) With my business crumbling, my wife having left me, and now this car accident, it feels like I've got the Indian sign on me. Be careful of a woman like that, son—she'll hang the Indian sign on you.
See also: Indian, sign
References in classic literature ?
I know some of the Indian signs - the signs they make with their hands, and by signal-fires at night and columns of smoke by day.
The Centre will lead the way in academic development, training and propagation of the Indian Sign Language.
WHITLEY Bay A seem to have the Indian sign over leaders Blyth Town.
FRAZER WRIGHT didn't go as far as admitting St Johnstone have the Indian sign over Dundee United.
HARRYVILLE Homers continue to hold the Indian sign over rivals Carniny Rangers - but only just.
They appear to hold the Indian sign over the Muscovites, and a share of the credit must go to Canadian coach Dave King, who came back to the helm just in time for Thursday's win after the departure of Sean Simpson.
GATESHEAD have had the Indian sign on Macclesfield Town since the Cheshire outfit came out of the Football League, and they are looking for that to continue tonight.
12/1/08 - EVERTON 1 CITY 0 Before the billions, Everton still held the Indian sign over City.
CHARLTON 0 MILLWALL 1 McDonald 38 By COLIN MALAM at The Valley MILLWALL continue to have the Indian sign on Charlton at The Valley.
Pardew will clash swords with his old foe Martin Jol, neither of them probably realising that Fulham have had the Indian sign over Newcastle in recent seasons.
BORO resume their Carling Cup quest next week against a side Tony Mowbray seems to have the Indian sign over.
In Division One AFC Breckside kept up the indian sign on Sefton Earls with goals from Liam Sidwell and Jay Felton giving them a 2-1 win and BRNESC had John Parle netting but The King Harry, with John Gandy and Chris Allen on target, took the points 2-1.
The Robins have had the Indian sign over the Panthers this season and are going in search of their fourth consecutive victory.
JAKE Webster's 76th minute try ensured that Hull KR continue to hold the Indian sign over their bitter rivals Hull FC after they ran out 22-17 winners in the fifth game of the Millennium Magic event in Cardiff.
The Tykes proved they have the Indian sign on Bath, having beaten them in the Powergen Cup final in May, with a precious victory to follow up their first Premiership win against Northampton last weekend.