hope for the best


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hope for the best

to desire the best to happen. Good luck. You know we all hope for the best. Mary is worried, but she hopes for the best.
See also: hope

ˌhope for the ˈbest

hope that everything will go well, even if there are doubts that it will: There is nothing more the doctors can do. All we can do now is hope for the best.
See also: hope
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Hope "We will set out to win our games and hope for the best, praying the worst [doesn't happen].
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You just have to close the eyes of your heart and mind and hope for the best.
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