Break a leg To wish an actor prior to his going on stage to ‘break a leg’ is a well-known practice. A pretty strange wish, actually it is meant magically to bring him luck and make sure that his performance will be a success.
The true meaning of "break a leg". it's sad how few thespians even know what this saying really means. Newsflash, I don't actually want you to break your physical leg!<<<<< I had a basic idea of what it meant but I didn't know this much!