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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NAMIBIAN full-back Miguel Hamutenya will have to wait until next season for a move to Ibrox after red tape dashed his hopes of playing for them during this campaign.
The 29-year-old was waiting to discover whether he would be welcomed back next season, but Toulon have dashed his hopes of returning to the Cote d'Azur.
A malfunction dashed his hopes just 300 feet from the summit, three days before Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's successful first ascent of the mountain in 1953.
In ``The Larry Sanders Show,'' Larry's kvetching was mitigated by the fact that the Hollywood machinery frequently dashed his hopes and aspirations.
A bad headache and some awful putting cost Harrington dearly as an opening 81 dashed his hopes of repeating last year's top ten finish.
BARNET boss John Still blasted ref Barry Knight after a disputed penalty dashed his hopes of automatic promotion.
Yesterday, his long series of appeals came to an end as judges dashed his hopes of a reduction in his 20-year sentence.
However, despite expressing deep sympathy for the father, Lord Justice Ward dashed his hopes of his son going to live with him and his parents.