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hope Idioms & Phrases


A forlorn hope

  • D. verloren hoop, prop., a lost band or troop; verloren, p.p. of verliezen to lose + hoop band; akin to E. heap. See For-, and Heap. (Mil.), a body of men (called in F. enfants perdus, in G. verloren posten) selected, usually from volunteers, to attempt a breach, scale the wall of a fortress, or perform other extraordinarily perilous service; also, a desperate case or enterprise.
Webster 1913

bob hope

  • noun United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003)
    Bob Hope; Hope.
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cape of good hope

  • noun a point of land in southwestern South Africa (south of Cape Town)
  • noun a province of western South Africa
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cape of good hope province

  • noun a former province of southern South Africa that was settled by the Dutch in 1652 and ceded to Great Britain in 1814; in 1994 it was split into three new provinces of South Africa
    Cape Colony; Cape Province.
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forlorn hope

  • noun a hopeless or desperate enterprise
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great white hope

  • noun someone (or something) expected to achieve great success in a given field
    great white hope.
    • this company is the great white hope of the nuclear industry's waste management policy
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hope chest

  • noun chest for storage of clothing (trousseau) and household goods in anticipation of marriage
    wedding chest.
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john hope franklin

  • noun United States historian noted for studies of Black American history (born in 1915)
    Franklin.
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leslie townes hope

  • noun United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003)
    Bob Hope; Hope.
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white hope

  • noun someone (or something) expected to achieve great success in a given field
    great white hope.
    • this company is the great white hope of the nuclear industry's waste management policy
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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