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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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]
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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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Read the "Dashed Hopes" report <http://www.amhca.
A new study has dashed hopes that fungi associated with plant roots could help to soak up significant amounts of atmospheric carbon and mitigate climate change.
The governor's comments have dashed hopes that the central bank would reduce its interest rates anytime soon.
Dashed hopes for significant progress in tackling the eurozone sovereign debt crisis at the two-day meeting also weighed on the market, Brokers said.
Both Chanderpaul and Bravo added 110 runs for the fourth wicket, but their late dismissals have dashed hopes of a thrilling climax to the series.
central bank dashed hopes of further economic stimulus.
Across the country, temperatures of between 9C (48F) and 14.5C (58.1F) have dashed hopes of a white Christmas.
A second major explosion five days later dashed hopes that any workers had survived.
According to traders, the results dashed hopes of an improvement in the bank's full-year performance.
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.