break a leg

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A wish for a successful performance; primarily a valediction to an actor wishing him or her a successful theatrical stage performance
To perform well in a theatrical production or comparable endeavor

Go out there and break a leg tonight. Put on a great show!.

good luck! (often said to actors before a performance)
break a leg

    Turkish pronunciation

    breyk ı leg

    Pronunciation

    /ˈbrāk ə ˈleg/ /ˈbreɪk ə ˈlɛɡ/

    Etymology

    () Unknown; many unproven and widely debated theories exist. One of the most plausible is that it comes from Yiddish הצלחה און ברכה ('hatsloche un broche') through the heavy Yiddish influence in the American theater, from German Hals- und Beinbruch (“neck and leg break”), perhaps a corruption of the Hebrew הַצְלָחָה וּבְרָכָה (hatslachá uvrachá, “success and blessing”).

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