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  1. crossed fingersadverb

    (hopefully, wishfully)

  2. crossed fingersadverb

    (hoped, wished)

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  1. Crossed fingers

    To cross one's fingers is a hand gesture commonly used to wish for luck. Occasionally it is interpreted as an attempt to implore God for protection. The gesture is referred to by the common expressions "cross your fingers", "keep your fingers crossed", or just "fingers crossed". The use of the gesture is often considered by children as an excuse for telling a white lie. By extension, a similar belief is that crossing one's fingers invalidates a promise being made.

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  1. Crossed fingers

    To cross one's fingers is a hand gesture commonly used to to implore God for protection, as well as to wish for good luck. The gesture is referred to by the common expression "keeping one's fingers crossed" or just "fingers crossed" and has also been historically used in order to allow believers to recognize one another during times of persecution. Some people, mostly children, also use the gesture to excuse their telling of a white lie. This may have its roots in the belief that the power of the Christian cross might save one from being sent to hell for telling a lie. A similar belief is that crossing one's fingers invalidates a promise being made.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crossed fingers in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crossed fingers in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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