break a leg
phrasal — used to wish good luck especially to a performer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • break a leg — (theatre) A phrase used to wish someone good luck • • • Main Entry: ↑break * * * break a leg spoken phrase used for wishing someone good luck Thesaurus: ways of wishing someone lucksynonym luck and luckiness …   Useful english dictionary

  • break a leg! — ► break a leg! theatrical slang good luck! Main Entry: ↑break …   English terms dictionary

  • break a leg — This idiom is a way of wishing someone good luck …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Break a leg — For other uses, see Break a leg (disambiguation). Break a leg is a well known idiom in theatre which means good luck. It is typically said to actors and musicians before they go on stage to perform. The origin of the phrase is obscure.[1] The… …   Wikipedia

  • Break a leg! — exclam. Good luck! (A special theatrical way of wishing a performer good luck. Saying good luck is considered to be a jinx.) □ “Break a leg!” shouted the tage manager to the heroine. □ Let’s all go and do our best. Break a leg! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • break a leg — verb To perform well in a theatrical production or comparable endeavor. Go out there and break a leg tonight. Put on a great show! …   Wiktionary

  • break a leg! —    This is a humorous way of wishing someone good luck, especially among stage performers.     So tonight s the opening night? Break a leg! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • break a leg — good luck, have a good performance    Break a leg! she whispered as he walked on the stage …   English idioms

  • Break a leg! — something that you say to wish someone good luck, especially before they perform in the theatre. Tonight s the first night of the play. Is it? Well, break a leg! (usually an order) …   New idioms dictionary

  • break a leg! — theatrical slang good luck! * * * break a ˈleg! idiom (informal) used to wish sb good luck Main entry: ↑legidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • break a leg! — theatrical slang good luck! → break …   English new terms dictionary

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