"Break a leg!"
to wish someone good luck, especially when giving a theatrical performance
Related words and phrases:
Two friends are talking backstage ...
Friend 1: I am so nervous that I think I'm going to throw up.
Friend 2: That's to be expected just before your amateur theater debut. But you are really good. I've watched in rehearsals.
Friend 1: I don't know.
Friend 2: Listen. That's your call. Break a leg! You'll be great.
Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: Well, after three solid months of work, I am ready to present my proposal to the board.
Colleague 2: Wow. That's exciting. I suppose I should wish you good luck.
Colleague 1: Since this presentation is more like a performance, maybe you should tell me to "Break a leg!"
There is no gerund form for Break a leg!.
1) The dance world is full of superstitions. By saying "break a leg" before a show, people are saying the exact opposite of what they hope ...
2) Greetings, and break a leg with your new venture.
3) ... even listen online if you're out of town or at work. Break a leg Warren!
4) Good luck or break a leg or needles to the grindstone - whichever is most fitting.
5) ... another good luck before a performance but say instead 'I hope you break a leg.'
6) Telling someone to "break a leg" is an attempt to outsmart the Sprites and in fact make something good happen.
7) The Australian term for "break a leg" is "chookas" (pronounced chook-as).
8) On the other hand, someone genuinely wishing you well will say 'Break a leg'.
9) The idea being that if you tell an actor to break a leg, it is the same as telling him to deliver a performance worthy of a ...
10) to go in the "specials" section at festivals! So... break a leg beforehand and you'll get your own little V.I.P section and a clean loo!
11) It's my honor to dance with you tonight, so break a leg.
12) Thanks to OSTC for this wonderful opportunity. Love to Steph. "Break a leg" kids!
13) It's going to be an incredible experience. Break a leg!
14) Hey, break a leg with that play, LC.
15) ... finding for more softwares that can be used without any payments! So break a leg!
16) ... and leave any bad nerves at home or at the door. Break a leg! and have the moment that you want!
17) ... a sight too good for him, and he knows it. Break a leg, Jayne.
18) Carol best of luck, or should that be break a leg, tonight with your show.
19) Well, break a leg! I've also got a small part -- the Duke in the Merchant of ...
20) Break a leg (good luck) on your production.