knock on wood

"said in order to avoid bad luck, either when you mention good luck that you have had in the past or when you mention hopes you have for the future" -- Cambridge dictionary


“something so simple or obvious that you do not need to think much about it” — Cambridge dictionary


A cutting, often ironic remark intended to express contempt or ridicule --American Heritage Dictionary


A fantastic sequence of haphazardly associative imagery, as seen in dreams or fever --American Heritage Dictionary


"offering or permitting no choice" -- merriam-webster.com

path of least resistance

“The thing, option, or course of action that is easiest to do; that which avoids confrontation, difficulty, awkwardness, or tension.” — thefreedictionary.com


unreasonable or extravagant overstating or overdrawing in the representation of things --the Century Dictionary


systematic effort to manipulate other people’s beliefs, attitudes, or actions by means of symbols --britannica.com


a lot like the word it comes from, investigationem meaning "a searching into," which came from the Latin for "to track a footprint." It's exactly what you do when you investigate -- vocabulary.com


"a person who deliberately spoils the enjoyment of others through resentful or overly sober behavior" -- Google dictionary


"something (such as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements" -- merriam-webster.com


"a philosophical view where all events are determined completely by previously existing causes." -- Wikipedia


"a date or time when something must be finished" -- The Britannica Dictionary

healthy addiction

Is this a thing, or is it a contradiction in terms?

free agent

"a person who does not have any commitments that restrict their actions." -- Google dictionary