In bocca al lupo

In bocca al lupo
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Italian Expression

Meaning break a leg (good luck)
Literally in the wolf’s mouth
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Pronunciation Italian sound files [een boh kah ah loo po]
IPA   [in ‘bo ka a ‘lu po]

Usage notes: In bocca al lupo literally means "in the wolf’s mouth," but it’s really used in order to wish someone luck, like when going onstage (similar to "break a leg" in English) or when doing something challenging, such as starting a new job or taking a test.

In response, you might say Crepi il lupo (May the wolf die) or just Crepi.

 Actually wishing someone "good luck" (buona fortuna) is superstitiously considered bad luck.

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