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break a leg

good luck

Etymology:

  • Unknown; many unproven and widely debated theories exist. One of the most plausible is that it comes from Yiddish הצלחה און ברכה through the heavy Ashkenazi Jewish influence in the American theater, via the misinterpretation in German as Hals- und Beinbruch. The Yiddish phrase itself comes from Hebrew הַצְלָחָה וּבְרָכָה.
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I hope you break a leg at the concert.

Submitted on December 08, 2013

Additional definitions for 'break a leg':

break a legA wish for a successful performance; primarily a valediction to an actor wishing him or her a successful theatrical stage performance.
break a legTo perform well in a theatrical production or comparable endeavor.
Break a LegTo wish good luck for a great performance
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حظا موفقا

Ein Bein brechen

rikkoa jalka

gãy chân

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