Why do people cross their fingers for good luck?

The practice of people crossing their fingers may have evolved from the sign of the cross, which was believed to ward off evil.

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  1. I always thought, when thinking of the phrase “cross your fingers”, of when my mom would have us put our hands together to pray, interlocking our thumbs. She always called that crossing our fingers. So I associated crossing fingers with prayer. Strange how memories like that can stick with you.

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