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Break A Leg

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“Todd?” Manmeet questioned. “Why did you just suggest that Gupta break his leg? I thought you liked him?”

“Oh no. It’s what you say to someone when they’re going on stage,” Todd explained. “You know, in a play or a...a band...?”

Manmeet still looked confused. “Why not say ‘good luck’?”

“Because that’s bad luck in the world of theater.” Todd saw realization dawn on Manmeet’s face.

“Aaaahh, I see. So what you really mean is Don’t break a leg...or mess up...or fail horribly.”

Todd nodded his head vigorously.

Manmeet turned a little green. “Does Gupta know that?”