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.
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Newcastle's pounds 6million star hasn't kicked a ball since April, when his suspect hamstrings brought an injury-ravaged season to a premature end to dash his hopes of a late England World Cup call-up.
But then the Surrey opener got himself to a wide delivery from Dion Nash to dash his hopes of a really big score.
But that will probably still be enough to dash his hopes of being selected for the England squad on Sunday.
It will not prove a problem with the medical but could dash his hopes of an amazing Aberdeen debut against Rangers today.