fix one's hopes/sights on/upon

idiom

Definition of fix one's hopes/sights on/upon

: to direct one's hopes, efforts, etc., toward (something)
  • They fixed their sights on winning the championship.
  • She has her hopes fixed on a career in journalism.

Word by Word Definitions

fix play
  1. : to make firm, stable, or stationary

  2. : to give a permanent or final form to: such as

  3. : to change into a stable compound or available form

  1. : a position of difficulty or embarrassment : predicament

  2. : the position (as of a ship) determined by bearings, observations, or radio

  3. : an accurate determination or understanding especially by observation or analysis

hope play hopes
  1. : to cherish a desire with anticipation : to want something to happen or be true

  2. : trust

  3. : to desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment

  1. : trust, reliance

  2. : desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment

  3. : someone or something on which hopes are centered

sight play sights
  1. : something that is seen : spectacle

  2. : a thing regarded as worth seeing

  3. : something ludicrous or disorderly in appearance

  1. : to get or catch sight of

  2. : to look at through or as if through a sight

  3. : to aim by means of sights

  1. : based on recognition or comprehension without previous study

  2. : payable on presentation

upon play
  1. : on

  1. : on the surface : on it

  2. : thereafter, thereon


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