Cross Someone’s Path

Meaning of Idiom ‘Cross Someone’s Path’ To cross someone’s path is to accidentally encounter them or meet them casually. 1Jarvie, Gordon.  Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage When someone crosses your path or you cross paths with someone, then meeting them was … Read more

Cross Your Fingers

Also: Keep your fingers crossed I’ll keep my fingers crossed Had my fingers crossed (white lie) Meaning of Idiom ‘Cross Your (or one’s) Fingers 1. Cross your fingers means to hope for success or good luck. The variant keep your fingers crossed has the same meaning. 2. Based on the same idiom and superstition is … Read more

Cross the Rubicon

Meaning of Idiom ‘Cross the Rubicon’ To cross the Rubicon means to do something which inevitably forces you to follow a certain course of action; a final important decision or event which causes things to change permanently. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,3Bengelsdorf, … Read more

Cross My (or your) Heart

The full version of this idiom is ‘Cross my heart and hope to die.’ Meaning of Idiom ‘Cross My heart’ Cross my heart is an emphatic pledge that one is telling the truth, sometimes said while using one hand to make an imaginary X over the heart. 1 Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, … Read more