wish list


Definition of wish list

: a list of desired but often realistically unobtainable items a wish list of useful changes

Examples of wish list in a Sentence

That book is on my wish list.

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Signing a player with Brahimi's top-flight experience is thought to be high on their wish list, and doing so for free would allow funds to be spent elsewhere. SI.com, "Yacine Brahimi in 'Very Advanced Negotiations' With Arsenal Following Release From Porto," 1 July 2019 As the third most popular cruise destination, Alaska is on a lot of families' travel wish lists. Judy Koutsky, Condé Nast Traveler, "All Your Questions About Taking a Child on an Alaska Cruise, Answered," 20 June 2019 Dialing back Volcker and the leverage ratio are at the top of Wall Street’s de-regulatory wish list, and delays could have consequences beyond testing bankers’ patience. Jesse Hamilton, Bloomberg.com, "Trump's Push to Ease Wall Street Rules Hindered by Missteps," 11 Mar. 2019 Here’s a helpful guide of eight state park properties that will satisfy the entire family’s summer wish list. Dale Blasingame, San Antonio Express-News, "The 8 best family-friendly Texas state parks," 11 June 2018 Lucas Giolito has a short wish list for Wednesday’s start against the Cubs, which will be his second career outing at Wrigley Field. Phil Thompson, chicagotribune.com, "Lucas Giolito hopes to make up for last year’s flop at Wrigley Field: ‘I want to give the fans a show’," 18 June 2019 The Green New Deal was regarded as a wish list when Ocasio-Cortez and other progressives unveiled it earlier this year. Janet Hook, latimes.com, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dangles 2020 endorsement: Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren?," 11 June 2019 Easier said than done, of course—which is why Vogue has asked a handful of impossibly chic fashion moms (Maryam Nassir Zadeh! Sophie Buhai!) to share the items at the top of their actual wish lists. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "6 Impossibly Chic Fashion Moms Share Their Dream Mother’s Day Gifts," 9 May 2019 If your wish list includes huge views, red-rock scenery and a twisty dirt road, head for Schnebly Hill Road in Sedona. azcentral, "From climate to fry bread, 125 reasons to love Arizona," 15 May 2015

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of wish list

: a list of things that someone would like to have

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