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wish away

To cause some problematic person, issue, or situation to disappear or become resolved simply by desiring it to happen or ignoring that it is a problem at all. A noun or pronoun can be used between "wish" and "away." Look, I know you want to wish away this problem with accounting, but if we don't deal with it now, we could be looking at criminal charges down the line. This generation just tries to wish away the challenges facing the planet by complaining on social media, without actually taking any meaningful action. I know your little brother can be irritating at time, but you can't just wish him away—he's family, and you need to look out for him!
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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.
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
Much as I wish him away, however, I cannot help being pleased with such a proof of attachment.
There is no way we can wish him away in our efforts to form a new alliance towards the 2022 General Election, Mr Wambua had said on Saturday in Kitui, two days before the Monday meeting.
Although he refused to speak to the media, Mr Wetang'ula told the MCAs that no one could wish him away, suggesting that the war in the coalition is far from over.