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keep one's fingers crossed

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To hope that nothing will happen to bring bad luck or to ruin one's plans: “Helen will soon find out whether she got into law school; in the meantime, she is keeping her fingers crossed.”

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keep one's fingers crossed

see cross one's fingers.

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