have hopes of
have (high) hopes of (something)
To aspire to do something. I have high hopes of going to bed early every night, but it never happens. We have hopes of traveling to Italy this year.
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have (high) hopes of something
Fig. to be expecting something. I have hopes of getting there early. We have high hopes that John and Mary will have a girl.
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