Where Does the Saying Break a Leg Come from?

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The term 'break a leg' is believed to have come from the belief that one ought not to utter the words 'good luck' to an actor. The term is also believed to have come from the German saying 'Hals und Beinbruch', meaning 'break your neck and leg' which was common in the ww2. It also means to make a strenuous effort.
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