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What is the meaning of crossed fingers?
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To cross one's fingers is a hand gesture used to superstitiously wish for good luck or to nullify a promise. The supposed loophole of crossing one's fingers whilst making a promise is usually exploited by school-aged children.

Crossing one's fingers, by curling the middle finger over the index, is thought to bring good luck. This dates back to when crossed fingers were used as a gesture to ward off witches and others considered to be or possess evil spirits. It is also seen as bad luck to cross your fingers on both hands.

Christians believe that crossing one's fingers is to affirm one's faith in Jesus Christ who died on a Cross (thus crossed fingers) in Israel under Roman rule. Crossing one's fingers may have been used as a secret sign amongst Christian believers, especially during persecution.

Some believe that the gesture originates from pre-Christian times and, in many early European cultures, two people were required to use their index fingers to form the sign, one to make a wish and the other to support it. It was believed that the cross was a symbol of unity and that benign spirits dwelt at its intersecting point—to wish on a cross was a figurative way of securing the wish at the intersection until it came true. Over the years, the custom was modified so one person could make a wish on his/her own.

The 'crossed fingers' gesture is used for the logo of the United Kingdom's National Lottery, as well as the Oregon Lottery in the United States.

Crossed fingers behind the back can also be used when making a promise or a claim to indicate that you are lying. This has been used in television and movies to clue in the viewers while keeping other characters in the dark.

-- Courtesy of Wikipedia
what is the meaning cross fingers?
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At first, I did it everytime time I "stretched the truth" - or lied to someone I was talking to in person. I saw someone do it on television when I was a kid and everyone laughed. So, I decided to modify my own "crossed fingers" method by actuallly crossing my fingers on both hands to my sides in plain sight of the person I was lying to, also adding a smirk on my face with eyes looking skyward. That way, the person I was talking to knew there was no way I was telling the truth. This would always elicit laughter from people thinking I was too dumb to actually "cover my lie." And I've used this method ever since. Except for at work, where I would never lie to my boss or co-workers Emotion: big smile
so true MrPedantic!
it means to wish good luck
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fingers crossed originates from medieval archers who used to cross their fingers before drawing back the bow. the phrase was first given as an order to the archers before the order to "archers set" which would show hundreds of archers with bows at 45 degrees. Because of the success of these types of soldier, the archers were seen as lucky because they rarely lost battles or men.

Really informative
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when you cross your fingers it means the lie you told to the person does not count.
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