live in hope

live in hope(s)

To maintain hope that something will eventually happen or come true. I know it's a long shot, but I live in hope that I'll get into that great art school.
See also: live

live in hope(s) of something

to live with the hope that something will happen. I have been living in hopes that you would come home safely. Greg lives in hope of winning a million dollars in the lottery.
See also: hope, live, of

live in ˈhope

believe there is a chance that what you want to happen will happen one day: The situation doesn’t look too good, but we live in hope.The Johnsons live in hope that one day their son will come home.
See also: hope, live