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Hopefully; said while touching something wooden, to avert superstitious bad luck from what has just been said.

And the reds are going to avoid relegation this year, touch wood.

Additional definitions for 'touch wood':

touch woodTo make contact with wood to avert bad luck, in accordance with a folk practice.
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