dash (one's) hopes

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dash (one's) hopes

To undercut one's dreams or optimistic views. I became a lawyer after my parents dashed my hopes of being an artist.
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dash someone's hopes

Fig. to ruin someone's hopes; to put an end to someone's dreams or aspirations. Mary dashed my hopes when she said she wouldn't marry me.
See also: dash, hope
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Tensions among the men's 4x100m team boiled over in the wake of their disqualification from last year's World Championships in Beijing, when an all-too-familiar baton blunder dashed their hopes.
But 19 minutes from time, Raul Garcia dashed their hopes when he climbed above two defenders to head home Gabi's free kick before Costa finished it five minutes from time with a low drive in off the base of a post.
But Andy Legg's side failed to deliver on the field as secondhalf goals from Gary O'Toole, Ricky Evans and Mike Thompson dashed their hopes.
Federal Reserve dashed their hopes by deferring fresh monetary stimulus.
Relegation-threatened Park played a man short for more than a half after No8 Ollie Cook was sent off for punching, but they pushed an off-key home side all the way and led twice before clinical finishes in the 76th and 80th minutes of normal time from replacement winger Parry dashed their hopes of an upset.
The visitors tried to make a game of it and made an impressive start to the second half, but Darren Sheridan dashed their hopes of clawing their way back into the game when he flattened Bjarni Gudjonsson to get his marching orders.
Last week the club reve a led they were struggling for cash after planning objections dashed their hopes of moving stadium.
Their spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: "It has dashed their hopes.
Local teacher Martin Hughes said: "We've dashed their hopes.