(don't) I wish

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of (don't) I wish

informal
used to say that one wants something to happen but knows it will probably not happen
  • "Did he ask you to the dance?" "I wish!"
  • "Will you be getting the job?" "Don't I wish!"

Word by Word Definitions

don't play
  1. : do not

  2. : does not

  1. : a command or entreaty not to do something

  1. : the 9th letter of the English alphabet

  2. : a graphic representation of this letter

  3. : a speech counterpart of orthographic i

  1. imaginary unit

  1. : the one who is speaking or writing — compare me, mine, my, we

  1. : someone aware of possessing a personal individuality : self

  1. iodine

  1. used as a connective vowel to join word elements especially of Latin origin

wish play
  1. : to have a desire for (something, such as something unattainable)

  2. : to give expression to as a wish : bid

  3. : to give form to (a wish)

  1. : an act or instance of wishing or desire : want

  2. : an object of desire : goal

  3. : an expressed will or desire : mandate


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