Five-finger Discount

Meaning of Idiom ‘Five-finger Discount’ A five-finger discount refers to an act of shoplifting or stealing from a retail shop. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005.  Usage Five-finger discount is usually reserved for acts of shoplifting but it … 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