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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His killing has shattered our hopes. Everybody in the family had pinned hopes on him for future, but our entire world has collapsed with his death, he added.
He has shattered our hopes and dreams, leaving us with the grim realisation that politicians are all the same - big feet for standing in parliament, big backsides for sitting in parliament, big mouths for lying in parliament.