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    Break a leg?

    Teachers, Could you please tell me why "break a leg " is an idom to wish someone luck? thank you very much.

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    Re: Break a leg?

    It comes from the theatre where actors tend to be superstitious and it is thought that saying "good luck" will actually bring bad luck.

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