in hopes of

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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.
See also: hope, of

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]
See also: hope, of