the one/a ray of hope

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one ray of hope

A single minute indication that something may improve, succeed, or turn out for the best in the end. This penalty kick is our one ray of hope—if we make this, we can still tie the game and force overtime. Although peace talks have broken down between the two warring countries, there remains one ray of hope that a truce of some kind can still be salvaged.
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ray of hope

A minute indication that something may improve, succeed, or turn out for the best in the end. Fans clung to a ray of hope that their team might score a last-minute touchdown to tie the game. Although peace talks have broken down between the two warring countries, there remains a ray of hope that a truce of some kind can still be salvaged.
See also: hope, of, ray

the one/a ray of ˈhope

the one small sign of improvement in a difficult situation: They’ve actually stopped fighting, so perhaps there’s a ray of hope after all.Our one ray of hope is the bank. They might agree to lend us the money we need.
See also: hope, of, one, ray
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However, the one ray of hope in this ordeal is the fact that this incident has caused a near unanimous outrage, from Pakistani journalists to the foreign press.
The one ray of hope is that people in this area will report cruelty if they see it and that is to be applauded.
The one ray of hope in this otherwise descending sector is the recent move by the Indian government to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) of up to 49 per cent in the country's airlines.
The one ray of hope for victims is the European Court of Human Rights, which has already ruled against Russia in several cases and where there is a backlog of others waiting to be heard.
The one ray of hope on a night trainer Seamus Cahill will want to forget (see below), allconquering Jimmy Lollie added to his impressive tally on the St Leger support card with a trademark fluent success.
I have to say I'm more inclined to think it is going to be quite some time before there will be much to cheer about economically but the one ray of hope is that, if that is the case, interest rates would then stay low for quite a long time.
The one ray of hope for the West Midlands is the government has promised to "accelerate" the decision about expanding capacity on motor ways, and is promising to announce a decision in the New Year.
Indeed, the one ray of hope for glucosamine/chondroitin in the GAIT study was that in moderate-to-severe sufferers the drugs outperformed placebo by 25%.
The teenager was the one ray of hope that Martin O'Neill's men could open up the AC Milan defence.
The one ray of hope is that if any superpower can rise to the occasion, it will be this one.
Mr Parrish said the one ray of hope was that the new French prosecutor had promised not to go away for the entire month-long holiday so he could devote more time to the case.
NEW YORK -- Although the fragrance category continues to struggle at mass market retailers, the one ray of hope is the chain drug channel, according to retailers, suppliers and the latest sales results.
The one ray of hope that glimmers through this tragic tale is that baby Megan has the chance of life.