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keep (one's) fingers crossed
To remain hopeful that something will happen or come true. This can be accompanied by a literal crossing of one's index and middle fingers. Cross your fingers that this is the package we've been waiting for. OK, I've been crossing my fingers—did you get the job?
keep one's fingers crossed (for someone or something)and cross one's fingers
to wish for luck for someone or something, sometimes by actually crossing one's fingers; to hope for a good outcome for someone or something. I hope you win the race Saturday. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. I'm trying out for a play. Keep your fingers crossed!