hope so

(I) hope so

I would naturally expect that this would happen or be true. A: "My manager said you can get a refund on the item." B: "I hope so—it arrived broken in two pieces!"
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(I) hope so.

a phrase expressing the desire and wish that something is so. Bill: Is this the right house? Bob: Hope so. John: Will you be coming to dinner Friday? Sue: Yes, I hope so.
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We give HOPE so women are empowered to choose life."
The reality of living with a newly acquired disability must be replaced by the reality of hope so that the servicemember challenged with a disability can attempt to set reasonable and attainable goals.
One must hope so, since otherwise the Iraqi adventure will have been a spectacular waste of life.