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you wish

A sarcastic retort about something that most likely will not happen. A: "Oh, I'm definitely getting into Harvard." B: "You wish!"
See also: wish
References in classic literature ?
"Do you wish the notary to be sent for immediately?"
'What do you wish?' asked I, annoyed at the vindictive expression of her countenance.
I carry good luck with me, vicomte," said he to Raoul; "wish for something while drinking out of my glass, and may the black plague grab me if what you wish does not come to pass!" He held the goblet to Raoul, who hastily moistened his lips, and replied with the same promptitude:
"And what have you wished for?" replied the duke, sinking back into his fauteuil, whilst with one hand he returned the bottle to Grimaud, and with the other gave him a purse.
So he said to me: Socrates, do you wish really to persuade us, or only to seem to have persuaded us, that to be just is always better than to be unjust?
When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true...and you meet the New York Giants!
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Be Careful What You Wish For: Ten Stories About Wishes
Find out what happens in this story and other stories in Be Careful What You Wish For: Ten Stories About Wishes.
And if you wish a Christmas wish That is specially for you Make sure you keep it secret For it's then that you will find That the wish you made for Christmas Will be the lasting kind.
We're flattered that authors Koenig and Hyde ("Be Careful What You Wish For: Analyzing the Five Wishes Advance Directive," IBJ May 2009) pored over our document, and as would a law student studying a model contract, found areas that might could-maybe-potentially become a problem.
As songwriter Harry Nilsson wrote, "Dreams are nothing more than wishes and a wish is just a dream you wish would come true." At Penacook Place, a 160-bed nursing facility in Haverhill, Massachusetts, the "Tree of Dreams" program has been making residents' dreams come true since the autumn of 2000.
and (c) What's the one thing you wish you could do for Lent?
In fact, a broad look at the last question--"What do you wish you could do for Lent?"--reveals a sort of wistfulness for a simpler time, a time before readers' lives got so crowded with jobs, kids, commitments, and poor health.