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.
See also: have, hope, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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