Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

fingers crossed

fingers crossed
Meaning(s)
1) an expression of hope that something will turn out the way you would like
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    • everything will be better this time around, fingers crossed!
  • Analysis

    The expression or the action of crossing your fingers is used to express a wish for luck or for a positive outcome. You might hear someone saying 'I have my fingers crossed for you' meaning 'I wish you luck', or someone might say 'keep your fingers crossed for me' meaning 'please wish me luck'. You will often hear this expression or even see people cross their fingers in social and even professional contexts.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Things went badly last time I had my driving test, but I've been practicing a lot since then so fingers crossed it will go better this time around.
    2. We put in our bid for the house so all we can do now is keep our fingers crossed that they decide to accept it.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The negotiations are going very well. The deal should be completed by tonight, fingers crossed!
    2. My big job interview is tomorrow so keep your fingers crossed for me, I need all the help I can get!
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