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    break a leg

    Teachers, this is gonna be funny .

    since when 'break a leg' mean 'good luck'?

    I heard it from a TV serie.

    Thanks in advance


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    Re: break a leg

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Teachers, this is gonna be funny .

    since when does 'break a leg' mean 'good luck'?

    I heard it from a TV series.

    Thanks in advance
    I don't have the foggiest notion when it came into being, Marcio, nor do I have a clue how that collocation came about.

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    Re: break a leg

    Somehow, in the theater, it was considered bad luck to wish someone good luck.

    So if you do wish them good luck, you must express a wish for bad luck - like "Break a leg."

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    Re: break a leg

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Somehow, in the theater, it was considered bad luck to wish someone good luck.

    So if you do wish them good luck, you must express a wish for bad luck - like "Break a leg."
    It reminded me of some friends from high school who always said:
    -What I want more is feel bad.

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