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(I) hope not

I would naturally expect that this would not happen or be true. A: "Don't worry, you won't have to pay for the additional service." B: "I hope not, seeing as I never agreed to it in the first place!"
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(I) hope not.

a phrase expressing the desire and wish that something is not so. John: It looks like it's going to rain. Jane: Hope not. John: The Wilsons said they might come over this evening. Jane: I hope not. I've got things to do.
See also: hope, not