pin (all) one's hopes on

Definition of pin (all) one's hopes on

  1. :  to hope very much that (something) will help one or allow one to succeed cancer patients pinning their hopes on a new drug You shouldn't pin all your hopes on getting the job.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a piece of solid material (as wood or metal) used especially for fastening things together or as a support by which one thing may be suspended from another

    :  the center peg of a target

    :  the center itself

  1. :  to fasten, join, or secure with a pin

    :  to hold fast or immobile

    :  to present (a young woman) with a fraternity pin as a pledge of affection

  1. :  of or relating to a pin

    :  having a grain suggesting the heads of pins

  1. :  the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

    :  as much as possible

    :  every member or individual component of

  1. :  wholly, quite

    :  only, exclusively

    :  just

  1. :  the whole number, quantity, or amount :  totality

    : used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

    :  everybody, everything

  1. :  the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy

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

    :  trust

    :  to desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment

  1. :  trust, reliance

    :  desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment

    :  expectation of fulfillment or success

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