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hope against hopeTo continue to hope, even when what is hoped for seems unlikely or impossible.Rate it:

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keep hope aliveEven if something seems to become more and more unlikely, do not stop believing in it.Rate it:

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cross my heart and hope to dieadded to a promise or a statement to show how serious one was about being honest in what one saidRate it:

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cape of good hopethe southernmost point on the continent of africaRate it:

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hope only lasts when you need itWhen you need hope it will come.Rate it:

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hope only lasts when you need it.When you need hope it will come.Rate it:

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hope springs eternalThe feeling of hopefulness endlessly renews itself.Rate it:

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hope springs eternal in the human breastAlternative form of hope springs eternal.Rate it:

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I hope you're happySaid to scold someone who did something wrong, after seeing the consequences.Rate it:

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bon appétitGood appetite; I hope you will enjoy your meal.Rate it:

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goose is cookedAll hope is gone; there is no possibility of success.Rate it:

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widow's walkA roof-top walkway or balcony associated with the homes of early sea captains from which the wife could see far out to sea and hope to catch a glimpse of her returning husband's ship...or not. Sailing in wooden ships and/or whaling was a hazardous business.Rate it:

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you can't say fairer than thatThat is good, reasonable, or fair; one cannot hope for a better decision or outcome.Rate it:

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carry a torch forTo harbor feelings of love despite not being in a relationship; generally unrequited or after a relationship has ended, and sometimes implying secret feelings. There is the implication of keeping hope alive.Rate it:

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throw a sprat to catch a mackerelTo sacrifice something of little value in the hope of gaining something better.Rate it:

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in shapeI hope to get in shape for summer swimsuit season.Rate it:

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keep one's fingers crossedto hope for the best, to show supportRate it:

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throw dirt enough, and some will stickIf enough allegations are made about someone or something, then even if they are all untrue, people's opinion of the person or thing will be diminished.1759, John Wesley, letter to John Downes, Rector of St. Michael's, Wood Street, read at Wesley Center Online at on 14 Oct 06.I hope...that you are ignorant of the whole affair, and are so bold only because you are blind...And blind enough; so that you blunder on through thick and thin, bespattering all that come in your way, according to the old, laudable maxim, 'Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.'1857, Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays, read at fullbooks.com on 14 Oct 06,But whatever harm a spiteful tongue could do them, he took care should be done. Only throw dirt enough, and some will stick.1864, John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, Penguin Classics (1994), p. 10,Archbishop Whately used to say Rate it:

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enough to make the angels weepSomething so distressing that it causes one to lose hope and faith.Rate it:

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fool's paradiseA state of happiness due to illusion or false hope.Rate it:

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ISHYGDDTInitialism of I seriously hope you guys don't do this.; used to indicate that the speaker does not approve of something previously mentionedRate it:

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twinkle in one's father's eyeA notional look of anticipation or hope (either for sex or a child) in one's father's eyes at or around the time of one's conception.Rate it:

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a drowning man will clutch at a strawWhen hope is slipping, desperation grasps at the slightest chanceRate it:

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acharnement thérapeutiqueProviding medical care to keep patients alive when there is no hope that it will benefit or cure themRate it:

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ad spem aliquem excitare, erigereto awaken new hope in some one.Rate it:

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bene, optime (meliora) sperare de aliquo (Nep. Milt. 1. 1)to hope well of a person.Rate it:

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c'est sa planche de salutIt is his last hope, his sheet-anchor.Rate it:

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Dead as a DoornailTo lose hope, to become hopeless about successRate it:

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des enfants perdus (military)A forlorn hope.Rate it:

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die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzthope springs eternalRate it:

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dynamite chargeInstructions given by the judge to a jury that has failed to reach a verdict, in the hope that they can do so after further deliberation.Rate it:

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e olhe láUsed to end a sentence, indicates that a small improvement is already more than expected and one should not hope for more.Rate it:

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fools erranda pointless endeavor, an action without hopeRate it:

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get well soonExpressing hope that the listener will soon recover from illness.Rate it:

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go up in flamesTo be cancelled or ruined without any hope of return.Rate it:

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gute BesserungGet well soon, a phrase indicating hope that the listener recovers from physical illness.Rate it:

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HTHInitialism of hope this helps.Rate it:

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ihnInitialism of I hope not.Rate it:

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il est perdu sans retourHe is past all hope.Rate it:

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in spem venire, ingredi, adducito conceive a hope.Rate it:

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inani, falsa spe duci, inducito be misled by a vain hope.Rate it:

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inter spem metumque suspensum animi esseto hover between hope and fear.Rate it:

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la distance grandit tout prestige“’Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its azure hue.” [Campbell , Pleasures of Hope, i. 7.]Rate it:

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lost soulOne who is forlorn, who lacks direction, purpose, or motivation in life.Rate it:

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noch ist Polen nicht verlorenall isn’t lost; hope springs eternalRate it:

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on specI'm writing an article on spec. I hope some magazine will buy it.Rate it:

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on specShort form of "on speculation": Creating a work with the hope of selling it, as opposed to creating a work "on commission" for hire.Rate it:

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Pie in the SkyTo expect something impossible, to hope for something unrealisticRate it:

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pipe dreamfanciful hopeRate it:

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qui a temps a vieWhile there is life, there is hope; Dum spiro spero.Rate it:

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