in (high) hopes of (something)

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in (high) hopes of (something)

With the expectation, intention, or desire that (something will happen). He strove to be well behaved in prison, in hopes of being let out early on parole. I'm being extra nice to my sister all through December, in high hopes of getting a new video game for Christmas.
See also: hope, of
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

in (high) hopes of something

Fig. expecting something. I was in hopes of getting there early. We are in high hopes that John and Mary will have a girl.
See also: hope, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in hopes of

Also, in hopes that; in the hope of or that ; in high hopes of or that . Expecting and wishing for, as in We went in hopes of finding a vacancy, or They met in the hope of bringing about a peaceful settlement. The phrases with that are used with clauses, as in In hopes that something good might come of it, he began to work, or We are in high hopes that a cure for leukemia will be found soon. [c. 1600]
See also: hope, of
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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