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  • verb idiomatic, US To take a customary action to ward off some misfortune that is believed to be attracted by a presumptuous statement.
  • verb idiomatic, US A self-directive to undertake the customary action to ward off bad luck.


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  • AmE; for closest IrE see touch wood

    April 27, 2011