Break a leg is one of the most popular idioms used in the English language. While it is popular, it is also not well known for many as to its meaning and usage.
As a result, many people don’t know how to use it correctly in a sentence.
Now, first let’s see the meaning of the idiom “break a leg”.
Break a leg means to wish someone good luck when they are about to perform in front of an audience or a theater performance.
But what does a theater performance have to do with breaking a leg?
When someone does a theater performance or a presentation extremely well, the audience would clap and appreciate and the presenter would bow down and accept the appreciation.
If the presentation turned out to be too good, the audience would appreciate it very much and hence due to bowing down often and for long times, the presenter’s leg would get pain in the leg.
This is represented as “break a leg”.
Watch the short video below to know how to use the idiom “break a leg” in sentences.
His parents wished him to break a leg when he was going for his presentation.
You will perform well. Go break a leg.
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