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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Rolls-Royce workers with the company's MT30 engine, as Rolls-Royce dashed hopes for a return to growth next <B year after seeing customers delay or cancel orders due to worsening economic conditions
Elias Diri, a political analyst with the opposition newspaper AN NAHAR, said Obama has dashed hopes for a Palestinian state with his UN speech.
The Rolling Stones also ruled themselves out, and Robert Plant dashed hopes that he and Led Zeppelin bandmate Jimmy Page would play together.
But then again, there's the rain showers and, worst of all, a whole nation's dashed hopes for a home singles champion.
The group, which provides consulting and business services for public sector clients, dashed hopes of a deal with rival Interserve after it said the group slashed its approach to pounds 151m after going through Mouchel's books.
Also in this issue, we launch a three part series on medical radioisotopes with a story by Tim Lougheed about the dashed hopes for the MAPLE nuclear reactors and the efforts of those who are trying to rekindle them.
RONNIE Wood has dashed hopes that the Rolling Stones will hit the road again this year to mark their 50 years in music.
A second major blast five days later dashed hopes any of the workers had survived, and the men's bodies have still not been recovered.
September 14 2010 - Italy dashed hopes on Monday that it would drop its veto on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the European Union and South Korea, leaving Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to make a final decision at an EU summit on Thursday.
Kurdish militants claimed responsibility for Tuesday's bombing, the latest of a series of attacks on the Turkish military that has dashed hopes of a quick end to Turkey's decades-long separatist conflict with the guerrillas.
After days of agonising she decided not to go, preferring dashed hopes to the threat of sickness and diarrhoea.
Last week, Home Secretary Alan Johnson dashed hopes that the Government would intervene in the case, insisting there was no evidence that extradition to the US would breach Mr McKinnon's human rights.
SUGABABES have dashed hopes of a superstar recruit to the band, saying Rihanna won't be joining the group after all.
THE Met Office has dashed hopes holiday-makers choosing a "staycation" in the West Midlands will enjoy warm weather, predicting a rainy August.
The poor quality of the UK wheat harvest has sparked concerns there will be a shortage of breadmaking wheat in 2009--and has dashed hopes of a fall in bread prices.