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in (high) hopes of something

Fig. expecting something. I was in hopes of getting there early. We are in high hopes that John and Mary will have a girl.
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in hopes of doing something

with the intention of influencing something in the future that you do not control directly McDougall is cooperating with police in hopes of reducing his sentence.
Usage notes: also used in the form in hopes that something will happen: The agency sued the farmer in hopes that other growers would obey the government's demands.
See also: hope, of

in hopes of

Also, in hopes that; in the hope of or that ; in high hopes of or that . Expecting and wishing for, as in We went in hopes of finding a vacancy, or They met in the hope of bringing about a peaceful settlement. The phrases with that are used with clauses, as in In hopes that something good might come of it, he began to work, or We are in high hopes that a cure for leukemia will be found soon. [c. 1600]
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Departing from the presidential palace on his way to the talks at the Nicosia airport, Anastasiades said he had high hopes about the future.
He sang High Hopes and he has got high hopes for the future - I think he'll be a big success with whatever he does.
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COVENTRY Sphinx had high hopes of climbing out of the bottom six when they entertained Ellesmere Port but despite taking the lead through Kyle Rhodes on 37 minutes they finally lost out 4-1.
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We have very high hopes for Chris and he won't be going anywhere - we have high hopes for his immediate future too, as people could see at Barnsley on Saturday.
Rosberg, who has been on the podium twice so far this year - both times third - has high hopes for the weekend.
Every German team goes to a World Cup with high hopes.
The managing director for the ranch had high hopes for its success, and its investors had equally high hopes for a quick and easy return on their investments.