Touch-wood Definition

verb
To make contact with wood to avert bad luck, in accordance with a folk practice.
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interjection

(idiomatic, UK, Australia, New Zealand) Hopefully; said while touching something wooden, to avert superstitious bad luck from what has just been said.

And the reds are going to avoid relegation this year, touch wood.
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Origin of Touch-wood

  • From a folk practice of unclear origin.

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