Recently, I used the two phrases "keep my eyes open" and "keep my fingers crossed". Phrases like this are called 'idioms', and they're often difficult to understand for non-native speakers. So I'll explain...
"Keeping your eyes open" in this case means looking out for some thing or event. Not like searching for something, just being aware and ready for it...
"Keeping your fingers crossed" is a thing we do with our fingers to hope for some good luck or to make a wish.
And by the way, I did get my wish to see a deer that day, so I guess it worked!
This learning tip is part of my short daily diary. It's in easy English so you can enjoy some listening & reading practice and learn some useful daily conversation. Enjoy!
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