wish away


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wish someone or something away

to wish that someone or something would go away. You can't just wish him away. You'll have to ask him to leave! Don't try to wish away the difficulties of your life.
See also: away, wish

wish away

v.
To eliminate some problem by merely desiring or pretending that it did not exist: They tried to wish away the war by gathering support without taking any action. Do you think you can wish your troubles away? Poverty cannot be wished away.
See also: away, wish
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The party can't remain silent and wish away the issue.
That change was indeed up to the voters, the ruling said, over one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of simply wanting to wish away inequality.
Since the Kingdom is totally dependant on expatriate communities for its development work involving millions of riyals, the government cannot tax, curtail or simply wish away outflow of money as long as it is dependent on foreign manpower.
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He added that India cannot wish away Pakistan, but added there could not be business with Pakistan in such a situation.
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Media covering COP17 are kidding themselves if they think they can ignore and wish away Climategate 2.
She quoted Mr Hain from during the referendum as saying: "As a democrat, I cannot wish away the fact that first-past-the-post is no longer fit for purpose.
People in Ireland are basically scunnered with the main parties and are voting for alternatives, but no government in Ireland can wish away the economic situation or even reverse many of their spending cuts.
we so often wish away, wish gone like an old, cold embarrassment.
The arguments over abortion tend to wish away such choices; they're too hard.
As far as Pakistan's gradual slide towards instability and its ultimate ranking as the world's 5th most unstable country is concerned, independent observers will not probably wish away the role of Iskandar Mirza, Ayub Khan, Yahya Khan, Ziaul Haq and Pervez Musharraf in keeping the country in the American camp for more than half of its 63-year history of independence.
It would help if Microsoft stopped trying to wish away this category of computer - but if it won t, there are good Linux developers that would gladly take its place.
Hammers fans would no doubt wish away the multi-national behind the scenes financial shadow dancing of the on-going takeover talk that has thrown the season into total confusion.
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