Meaning of “touch wood” in the English Dictionary

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"touch wood" in British English

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touch wood

UK US knock on wood informal

said in order to avoid bad luck, either when you mention good luck that you have had in the past or when you mention hopes you have for the future:

The deal will be agreed on Wednesday, touch wood.

(Definition of “touch wood” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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