Break a leg

Submitted by SilentRebel83 on 29.12.2012

Break a leg (English) — حظ موفقا(غالبا مايقولها الممثلين قبل صعودهم على المسرح

Arabic, explained by stary night on Wed, 22/02/2017 - 16:24

Break a leg — Good luck

English, explained by SilentRebel83 on Sat, 29/12/2012 - 19:36

The expression arises from show business.

The belief is that anyone's wish of good fortune, a successful show, will result in a "jinx", an inevitable curse, on the act.

Of course, breaking a leg on stage would be a "jinx", a nasty stroke of bad luck, so the supposition is that if you wish good luck on someone it results in bad, likewise if you wish bad luck on someone, it results in good.

- BuenSabor 4 years ago
This phrase can mean good luck and it also can mean 'give it a good try'. - annlouelimal 1 year ago

Break a leg — Galingan mo

Filipino/Tagalog, explained by hariboneagle927 on Thu, 03/01/2013 - 08:35

Break a leg — Καλή τύχη

Greek, explained by Stavroula on Tue, 09/08/2016 - 18:50

Break a leg — "Semoga berhasil"; secara harafiah berarti "Patahkan sebuah kaki" namun bermaksud untuk sebuah harapan keberuntungan.

Indonesian, explained by yosevincc on Sun, 19/02/2017 - 04:55

Break a leg — In bocca al lupo

Italian, explained by altermetax on Tue, 07/11/2017 - 22:28

Break a leg — ни пуха ни пера; удачи.

Russian, explained by Capitan Molly on Sun, 27/08/2017 - 02:54

Break a leg — Buena suerte

Spanish, explained by SoPink on Wed, 17/08/2016 - 17:04

Break a leg — Lycka till

Swedish, explained by SoPink on Wed, 17/08/2016 - 17:03

Break a leg — İyi Şanslar!

Turkish, explained by Larise on Sun, 27/11/2016 - 14:57

Translations of "Break a leg"

AlbanianPaç fat!
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AzerbaijaniŞeytanın qıçını qır
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CroatianSretno!
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FrenchBonne merde !
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FrenchBonne chance ! (Merde !)
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GermanHals und Beinbruch
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Greekκαλή επιτυχία
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English #1, #2
Hebrewתשבור רגל
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HungarianKéz- és lábtörést
Italianin bocca al lupo!
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ItalianIn bocca al lupo
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ItalianBuona fortuna
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Japanese成功を祈る
Japanese頑張れ!
PortugueseMuita merda!
PortugueseTorço por você
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RussianНи пуха, ни пера!
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SerbianSrećno
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SlovakZlom väz! (Veľa šťastia)
Spanish¡buena suerte!
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Spanish #1, #2
TonganMonu'ia
TurkishŞeytanın bacağını kır
Turkishİyi şanslar!
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TurkishBol şans!
UkrainianНі пір'я, ні луски
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UkrainianНі пуху ні пера
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"Break a leg" in lyrics

I'll crash into you, crash into you,
Did you crash in my imagination too?

Break a leg and you crush my heart,
I'm a mess and you're a work of art.
Got your blessings going 0 to 5,

Green Day - Fell For You

I'm thinking ambitious
I've got this feeling
Things will be alright
So go break a leg now
Been given the green light
So go entertain them

Umbrellas - The city lights

I've invited you to ice skating,
You say "thanks, I can go by myself".
Ice skates,
I don't care even if I break a leg,
I've invited you to ice skating,
You say "thanks, I can go by myself".

Poslednja igra leptira - Ice Skates

Let's show the world you're my boy
I'm your girl

Let's break a leg out there
This could be the start of the rest of our lives
I've got so much to share

Nelly Furtado - Showtime

Break a leg!
Break a leg, you too!
Tell people to break a leg and it'll be alright
Break a leg every night
And forevermore, amen.

Caetano Veloso - Break A Leg!

A boner on to Channel K,
and own signing, own record label,
I have created my own business.
It says break a leg on the side of our company cars,
the bad boys of Vestegnen[fn]An area west of Copenhagen.[/fn] possess all means.
Circle kick, gym in the garden,

Orgi-E - City2Music #WhatAreYouLookingAt

Somewhere at the Arbat... will she be there?
Here she is, herself, fast beside!
Heart has swelled and gone up to throat...
So, break a leg! I stood up obediently
And with horror understood, that I`m walking right to her,
The Earth is spinning beneath me, meet the disaster!

Kasta - Radio signals

Pack your bag full of loving, sack full of hoping
Ain’t nothing that can’t be done

Break a leg, be brave in every step you take
Pack your bag full of loving, sack full of hoping
Ain’t nothing that can’t be done

Daria - Break a leg

Well, doesn't matter, too late, so get out of here!
I can't see a thing, "cough", there's smoke everywhere,
where's the door, it has to be here somehwere,
I stumble, "klirr" and break a leg.
"Crack-ahhh", perfect, who needs legs,
my arms can do this alone,

Shaban & Käptn Peng - House on fire

[Verse 2:]
I like percocets, I like to keep 'em hidden in my Birkin bag
Ass so fat, damn I'mma hurt 'em bad
It's showtime bitch, tell me break a leg
Couple Bushwick niggas, that'll break your leg
Push you off the balcony, and don't break a ledge

Nicki Minaj - Wamables

Kid, already the misery, only saturdays in the week
I bring nothing to the system
I arrive at the end of the food chain with open mouth and I complain
Before going point I hesitate to break a leg
I wait my reward to the assedic music awards
At work, I don't spend my life to work

Taipan - No Life Remix

Wayne if you're on Mars, can you pick me up from Jupiter?
Phone blowin up, so I'm cuttin off my cellular
I'm a superstar, noted on to my nebula
I will break a leg, break an arm and a fibula
When I break it down, when I, when I break it dooow-haaaah-owwwn
I hug and kiss the drum kick

Drake - Congratulations

The singers come together like songbirds of a feather
For victory they hope and pray and beg
[Måns]: Wait there in the green room, an often rather mean room, wishing all of our competitors break a leg
[Petra]: The impact of the show I cannot overstate
[Måns]: No matter where you go, it's a source of debate

Måns Zelmerlöw - Story of ESC (That's Eurovision)