the Indian sign

the Indian sign

A curse or spell placed upon a person that causes persistent misfortune or a loss of volition. One of many expressions often considered offensive for making reference to Native American stereotypes or tropes. 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.
Derry City 2 Cork City 0 BY ARTHUR DUFFY DERRY CITY finally removed the Indian Sign hanging over them since March 2016 after defeating Cork City at the Brandywell last night.
KILSYTH ...............................4 CAMBUSBARRON ROV .....2 Kilsyth continued to hold the Indian sign over the Rovers this season with their third win in as many games between the sides - this time in the Presidents Cup.
While the Edinburgh club has the Indian sign over them in cups, Booth insists his side will continue to dominate in the league.
L [1] proposed an application which detect the Indian Sign Language (ISL) via mobile camera and converts that into corresponding text or voice.
WHITLEY Bay A seem to have the Indian sign over leaders Blyth Town.
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.
He was absolutely brilliant for me at Reading and I think he can still have some big seasons ahead of him.'' 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.