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touch wood

  (British, American & Australian) also knock (on) wood (American)
something that you say when you want your luck or a good situation to continue It's been fine all week and, touch wood, it'll stay fine for the weekend. We haven't had any problems with the car so far, knock on wood.
See can't see the wood for the trees
See also: touch, wood
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The TOUCH WOOD is made from the surplus wood of trees culled during forest-thinning operations.
Touch wood director Joe Cooper, said the activities build a sense of community ownership over changes taking place to the landscape.
Vikki Robinson, 24, student , Darlington: "I always salute a single magpie and touch wood.
If I had to get injured, ideally it would have been earlier in pre-season but that's football and touch wood I'll be fine for the rest of the season.
I'm just pleased that, touch wood, there is no serious injury to horse or rider
Touch wood he'll be back doing what he loves early next year.
One amazing statistic that Hove hold is that in the whole 12 months they haven't had one single void race - touch wood.
Last season was a nightmare, so, touch wood, I'm hoping for the best this year.
I am used to hitting big heavyweights and hurting them so now, when I hit a guy flush on the chin, touch wood, they won't get back up.
He's back working away now though and, touch wood, everything is going according to plan.
It was the cartilage that was the problem, but I've had a bit of a tidy-up, a bit of a trim, and touch wood it seems to have done the trick.
Convey, 22, a pounds 600,000 buy from DC United in 2004, said: "I just want to keep going, and touch wood have no injuries.
So, touch wood, hopefully I'll be ready for the pre-season games.
If there is any stability, touch wood, it is not being injured, not being cuckolded by your wife because you are never there, your children recognising you and not saying `who is that man?
Touch wood, I've been very lucky throughout my career.