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English definition of “cross your fingers”

cross your fingers

(also keep your fingers crossed)
C2 to hope that things will happen in the way that you want them to: She has her exam this morning so cross your fingers. We're just hoping the weather stays nice and keeping our fingers crossed.Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
(Definition of cross your fingers from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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