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.
See also: dash, hope
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It is unthinkable the HSE let patients trial this drug and see how good life could be, only to dash their hopes and take it off them again.
Despite having forwards Craig Lynch and Gareth Davies sin-binned either side of the break, Bargoed hung in gamely only for Gibbs to dash their hopes.
This is what the work force will have to rely on to help the state to continue to grow and prosper, and yet we dash their hopes against the rocks.
Tory chiefs are terrified the gaffe-prone new London Mayor will dash their hopes of winning the next General Election.