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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!
See also: crosse, finger, keep
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So for instance I feel their euphoria when they strike it rich; and when they don't, I secretly cross fingers for them because I know that at the country's wealthiest casino, odds are the next big win is just a game away.
Split a small stake between Spain and Iceland and cross fingers.
Admitting the frustrations of having to cross fingers in the hope Brive lend them a helping hand, England Saxon Dowson knows there will be more than one eye on events in France tomorrow night.
Cross fingers, overdose on anti-panic pills, salute a magpie (Alan Shearer excepted), and pray our 25-1 shot Siesta Frisby survives.
But our lads will be no less eager to win and we are looking forward to two exciting games - and cross fingers, two wins
TOUCH WOOD, cross fingers and anything else I can think of to stop me catching flu, I shall do.