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Knock on Wood

The phrase ‘Knock on Wood’ is used when you are claiming that you’ve avoided misfortune and you want your lucky streak to continue.

Example of Use: “I barely avoided being involved in that 20 car pileup, knock on wood!”

Interesting fact about Knock on Wood

The expression 'knock on wood' originates in a very old superstition that said one could avoid bad luck by touching wood.

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