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.
See also: dash, hope

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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dash someone's hopes

Destroy someone's plans, disappoint or disillusion. For example, That fall dashed her hopes of a gold medal. This term uses dash in the sense of "destroy," a usage surviving only in this idiom. [Second half of 1500s]
See also: dash, hope

dash/shatter somebody’s ˈhopes

destroy somebody’s hopes of doing or getting something: Any hopes that the museum would be built this year were dashed yesterday when the council announced its plans to spend less money on the arts.His poor performance in the exam shattered his hopes of becoming a lawyer.
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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.