keep (one's) fingers crossed

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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?
See also: crosse, finger, keep

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

keep your fingers crossed

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cross your fingers

COMMON If you keep your fingers crossed or cross your fingers, you hope for luck or success in something. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes well. We all cross our fingers and hope it never happens. But if long-term illness struck tomorrow, could you keep paying the bills? Note: People say fingers crossed when they are wishing someone good luck or hoping for good luck for themselves. We don't have tickets but we're going anyway. Fingers crossed we'll be able to get in. Note: People sometimes actually cross their middle finger over their index finger when they use this expression or are wishing someone good luck. In the past, people believed that making the sign of the cross in this way was a way of protecting themselves from the devil or bad luck.
See also: crosse, finger, keep
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Summing up his concerns over Liverpool's status, the Portuguese representative concluded: "We all hope for the best, so let's keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.
And Craig said: "It could be a hugely rewarding day for the club and we'll keep our fingers crossed for Scott.
He said: "Mark has visited a specialist a couple of times and we'll keep our fingers crossed that sooner rather than later he is back.
Let's keep our fingers crossed that the very indifferent summer of 2009 behaves itself.
LET'S keep our fingers crossed that Maik Taylor becomes a lot more vocal because defenders with backs to goal haven't a clue where he is.
Let's just keep our fingers crossed that the squad can stay in one piece until kick-off time at Hampden.
We keep our fingers crossed and assume the eels behaved in the past as they do today," she notes.
We are going to keep our fingers crossed for you in Peckham," continued Ronnie, "so that you can become Home Secretary and let us out early.
Holland may be the third best team in the world, and we may be missing Faddy, but let's keep our fingers crossed.
We're going to keep our fingers crossed that the City Council concurs with approving the alternate procedure for rezoning.
Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce had originally pencilled Owen in for the Rams clash, but is keen to tread carefully with four games to come over the Christmas and New Year period: "Hopefully Michael is going to get back into some form of training this week, and Derby might still be a bit soon, but we'll keep our fingers crossed.
I think he's ready, we'll keep our fingers crossed and see what happens,'' said Robbins, who has trained four of the top eight all-time Cal-bred earners - Tiznow, Nostalgia's Star, Flying Continental and Budroyale.
Lets keep our fingers crossed that John Towers and his Phoenix Consortium can salvage this sad industrial tragedy.
People say we our out of the title race already - but there is plenty of time to catch up - let's keep our fingers crossed.
Her story and her courage touched the hearts of millions - and we will all keep our fingers crossed for her.