Definitions for break a leg

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Wiktionary

  1. break a leg(Verb)

    To perform well in a theatrical production or comparable endeavor.

  2. Origin: ; many unproven and widely debated theories exist. One of the most plausible is that it comes from הצלחה און ברכה through the heavy influence in the American theater, from Hals- und Beinbruch, perhaps a corruption of the .

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  1. Break a leg

    "Break a leg" is a well-known idiom in theatre which means "good luck." It is typically said to actors and musicians before they go on stage to perform. The origin of the phrase is obscure. The expression reflects a theatrical superstition in which wishing a person "good luck" is considered bad luck. The expression is sometimes used outside the theatre as superstitions and customs travel through other professions and then into common use. Among professional dancers, the traditional saying is not "break a leg," but "merde".

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of break a leg in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of break a leg in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Opportunity will dance with you, only if you are already on the dance floor. In life, Chance always favors only the prepared mind. So get on the dance floor, and take a chance with Opportunity when she taps on your shoulder. Break a leg!

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's very true that the only difference between "TRY" and "TRIUMPH" is just the "UMPH", even though it may sound like a cliche to some. In my view, that tiny 'Umph' often gives you monumental mph (i.e. miles per hour) to accelerate and reach your destination much faster. The 'Umph' can mathematically be expressed as: Umph = U + mph. The minuscule 'Umph' can thus make a mega-difference, and all you need is that little 'Umph' to succeed. Hence you must strive to get that 'Umph' in your life; by pushing yourself slightly harder, and by putting that extra little kick in every struggle of life. With that little 'Umph' on your side, you'll surely break a leg! So, what are you waiting for?

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Creation and cultivation of Beauty doesn’t happen without tremendous Endurance. True Beauty is often emerged out of Chaos and Turbulence. Look at the eruptions of Volcanoes and shaking of Earth that give birth to beautiful mountains and scenic lakes. Think of those amazingly attractive Stalactites formed only after continuous erosion by slow dripping water. Something far superior, magnificent, better and beautiful always appears out of otherwise ordinary - only after enduring the colossal Chaos, frightening Fury, traumatizing Turbulence and disturbing Disorder within the stagnant Status Quo. That’s the reality of life! So, accept and endure the changes, no matter how chaotic, stormy and irrational they may seem to you today. You are chosen by Supreme Powers to Create and Cultivate the Beauty, something that never existed before – only through your exceptional Endurance. And I am sure that you will, my friend, pass this test with flying colors. You’ve done it before, and you’ll do it again. Go on, and break a leg!

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