in bocca al lupo

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally “in the wolf's mouth!”.

Interjection[edit]

in bocca al lupo!

  1. good luck!, fingers crossed!, break a leg!

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The typical answer to the interjection is crepi il lupo(literally may the wolf die!), or simply crepi!.