• To cross your fingers means to hope that things will happen in the way you want them to.

  • To hope very much that something will happen.

  • To hope for good luck.

1. We’re crossing our fingers and hoping Jamie recovers from the accident.


2. Our flight was delayed due to the rainy weather, we’re crossing our fingers for the plane right back.


3. At this point, you can cross your fingers and hope that the surgery will go well.


4. I’m crossing my fingers that I get accepted into Harvard!

anticipate, assume, await, believe, cherish, count on, expect, hold, knock on wood, take heart, wish

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