in hopes of(redirected from in high hopes of)
in hopes of (something)
With the expectation, intention, or desire of something or something happening. He strove to be well-behaved in prison, in hopes of an early release. I'm being extra nice to my sister all through December, in hopes of getting a new video game for Christmas.
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.
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]