WHY DO WE SAY “BREAK A LEG”?

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The­o­ries in­clude that ‘break’ means ‘bend’ (as in, to take a bow) or that it al­ludes to the El­iz­a­bethan prac­tice of stamp­ing chairs in­stead of clap­ping, in which case you’d like to see some bro­ken fur­ni­ture.

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