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(I) hope not

1. I wish or desire that something is not or will not be the case. A: "I don't think we'll have to work this weekend." B: "Hope not! I've got big plans!" There's a chance that the engine is busted, but I hope not.
2. I would naturally expect that this would not happen or be true. A: "Don't worry, you won't have to pay for the additional service." B: "I certainly hope not, seeing as I never agreed to it in the first place!"
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

(I) hope not.

a phrase expressing the desire and wish that something is not so. John: It looks like it's going to rain. Jane: Hope not. John: The Wilsons said they might come over this evening. Jane: I hope not. I've got things to do.
See also: hope, not
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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When some desire that we should be ashamed of is attributed to us, we notice that we have never had it consciously, in the sense of saying to ourselves, "I wish that would happen." We therefore look for some other interpretation of our actions, and regard our friends as very unjust when they refuse to be convinced by our repudiation of what we hold to be a calumny.
"Didn't Tip wish that he'd never swallowed one of them?
And, if she saw Dorothy make a certain signal, then Ozma would know that the little Kansas girl wanted to revisit the Land of Oz, and by means of the Nome King's magic belt would wish that she might instantly return.
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So I took the opportunity to wish that he could come home and visit my grandmother who is sick and already weak," Monton said in the video.
I wish that they live a long time and we get another dog and we live a happy life because then we can talk a long time.
I wish that our youth will be blessed with even greater intellectual capacity in order for them to become instruments of progress and development when they take their turn to lead the nation.
If I knew of a bully that went to my school I wish that I could teach her not to be so cruel.
World Wish Day is organised by the foundation to commemorate the anniversary of the wish that inspired the creation of what is now one of the world's leading children's charities.
"Some wishes stop you in your tracks though, like one which read, 'I wish that my mum is always happy,' and another,'I wish for my cat to still be alive - but I know that won't come true'.
Another wish that was recently realised was a helicopter ride over Abu Dhabi.
This inaugural global day of wish granting will also mark the 30th anniversary of the wish that inspired the creation of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, to a boy named Chris, who wished to be a police officer.
"I wish that the coming year will bring every happiness in your life which you desire," said Javed Akhtar.
I wish that Goodyear would find the way to recoup its sagging stock price.
Gilbert, III, president of the Rent Stabilization Association, had a wish that also involved politicians.
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