in the hope of something
in the hope of
With the expectation, intention, or desire of (something or something happening). He strove to be well-behaved in prison, in the hope of an early release. I'm being extra nice to my sister all through December, in the hope of getting a new video game for Christmas.
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in the hope of something,
in the hope that...because you want something to happen: I called early in the hope of catching her before she went to work. ♢ He asked her again in the vain hope that he could persuade her to come (= it was impossible).
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