shatter (one's) hopes

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shatter (one's) hopes

To undercut one's dreams or optimistic views. I became a lawyer after my parents shattered my hopes of being an artist.
See also: hope, shatter
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But he has started just two Premiership games this season but O'Leary last week shattered his hopes of a free transfer during the January transfer window - even describing the notion as "fantasy, dreamland stuff" - with Villa asking around pounds 200,000.
Bryn Cunningham's shock axing by Ulster for the Celtic Cup final seems to have shattered his hopes of being seen as the main alternative to Girvan Dempsey at fullback.
CYCLING star Graeme Obree is set to sue water board chiefs after an accident shattered his hopes of a comeback.
CYCLING champion Graeme Obree is to sue a water board after a horrific crash shattered his hopes of a comeback.
Furious Jonathan Millar is to sue his dad's council colleages after they shattered his hopes of a dream home.
But Keane shattered his hopes late on in the game with the coolest of strikes to ensure that justice was done at Molineux.