touch wood

touch wood
touch (or chiefly N. Amer. knock on) wood touch something wooden to ward off bad luck.
Main Entry: wood

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  • touch wood — This idiom is used to wish for good luck. ( Knock on wood is also used.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • touch|wood — «TUHCH WUD», noun. 1. wood decayed by fungi so that it catches fire easily, used as tinder; punk. 2. a fungus found on old tree trunks, used as tinder; amadou …   Useful english dictionary

  • touch wood — phrasal : to touch or rap on something made of wood as a charm to ward off bad luck especially after boasting of good luck * * * touch wood see under ↑touch • • • Main Entry: ↑wood * * * touch wood spoken phrase used when you have said that you… …   Useful english dictionary

  • touch wood — spoken used when you have said that you have had good luck in order to prevent bad luck from happening to you. People sometimes touch something made of wood when they say this Ben s making a good recovery, touch wood …   English dictionary

  • touch wood — interjection hopefully (said while touching something wooden, for superstition) And the reds are going to avoid relegation this year, touch wood Syn: knock on wood …   Wiktionary

  • touch wood — British, American & Australian, American something that you say when you want your luck or a good situation to continue. It s been fine all week and, touch wood, it ll stay fine for the weekend. We haven t had any problems with the car so far,… …   New idioms dictionary

  • touch wood — hoping that our good luck continues    We ve never had a flat tire on this car touch wood …   English idioms

  • Touch wood —   If someone says Touch wood before they do something, they are wishing for good luck …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • touch wood — Inglish (Indian English) Dictionary knock on wood (for good luck) …   English dialects glossary

  • touch wood — knock on wood, without the evil eye, God forbid …   English contemporary dictionary

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