hope for the best

idiom

: to hope that things will turn out as well as possible
All we can do is hope for the best.

Examples of hope for the best in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Recipes for gluten-free bread often tend to be loose batters to pour into a tin and hope for the best. Shilpa Uskokovic, Bon Appétit, 15 Mar. 2024 So many of us simply throw some lettuce in a container, add a ceremonial veggie or two, swish around some dressing, and hope for the best. Audrey Bruno, SELF, 15 Mar. 2024 But don't just cross your fingers and hope for the best—use data to make those New Year's travel resolutions come true. Hannah Towey, Condé Nast Traveler, 2 Jan. 2024 Some leaders power through and hope for the best, some plan for the worst and others try to remain optimistic. Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times, 6 Dec. 2023 Be prepared to get wet but hope for the best, and check back for updates. Molly Robey, Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2023 Creative agencies can’t just blast their ads and hope for the best anymore, but performance marketers often operate in first-party data like email lists, SMS numbers and trackable affiliate links. Erik Huberman, Rolling Stone, 17 Oct. 2023 Decision-makers can hope for the best, but must plan for the worst. Julie Arbit, Fortune, 23 Aug. 2023 King’s stance thus became a sort of bemused indifference toward the results in adapting his books and stories, expressing his contentment to trust filmmakers, hope for the best and not sweat how things turned out thereafter. Brian Lowry, CNN, 11 Aug. 2023

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“Hope for the best.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hope%20for%20the%20best. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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