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English definition of “keep your fingers crossed”

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keep your fingers crossed

informal
to hope that things will happen in the way that you want them to: Let's keep our fingers crossed that it doesn't rain.Hoping and hopefulnessPotential
Translations of “keep your fingers crossed”
in Russian скрещивать пальцы на удачу…
in Turkish ümit etmek, ümidini kesmemek, ummak…
in Polish trzymać kciuki…
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