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    break a leg

    what is the meaning of "break a leg?"

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    Re: break a leg

    There is an old superstition in the entertainment business that if you wish a performer "good luck," it will actually bring him bad luck. So instead, it is traditional to tell a performer to "break a leg" before he goes onstage. It is the show business way of saying "good luck."

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