Ela G.
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Idioms:a faster way to get your point across. today: luck Idioms: a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words.

Today's idiom: "Break a leg".

Meaning: Good luck.

Origin: Theater (performers would sarcastically say                  that to eachother before going on stage).

How common is it?: Highly common.
Apr 26, 2018 8:54 AM
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In Italy we say "In bocca al lupo" ( In the mouth of the wolf) 
March 22, 2019
In Italy before going on stage the crew use to say "Tanta merda!" ("A lot of sh*t!"). Similar expressions are used in other Romance-speaking countries as well. I've just read it comes from centuries ago, when that meant a lot of people went to a play, since they used to go to the theater by carriage (trained by horses).
April 26, 2018
Ela G.
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