"break a leg"

Michael michael at RFA.ORG
Tue Jan 23 20:38:32 UTC 2001

> The term break a leg is referring to the curtains on the side of the
> stage, which are behind the main curtain.  These are the "legs" so
> breaking a leg means to make it successfully out on to the stage, and
> then giving a good performance.

gosh -- and all this time i thought it was
because if you broke a leg, you got in a cast.


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