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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The agricultural industry has a long wish list for the Trump administration. Emily Cadei, sacbee, "Trump administration pushes changes to farmworker visa," 15 June 2018 Democratic wish list: Democrats also targeted three deep-red Republican districts as spots where a blue wave in November could wash away the entrenched incumbents. John Wildermuth, San Francisco Chronicle, "Democrats in California watch House votes in hope of flipping chamber," 5 June 2018 John Malcolm, a legal expert at the Heritage Foundation, had also released a Supreme Court wish list in 2016, but Gorsuch wasn’t on it. Simon Van Zuylen-wood, Daily Intelligencer, "How Neil Gorsuch Became the Second-Most-Polarizing Man in Washington," 28 May 2018 Among the teachers' wish lists are updated text books, glue sticks, and faster and more reliable internet. Felicia Fonesca, The Christian Science Monitor, "Rural Arizona grade school stays open during walkouts," 3 May 2018 Alexa won't add to your cart from a shopping or wish list. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Shopping with Alexa on Amazon Prime day will be hard. These tricks make it easier," 13 July 2018 Cayuga Centers collected hundreds of toys from donations via an Amazon wish list. Marissa J. Lang, Washington Post, "Eight drivers, five days: A migrant’s emotional journey to find her daughter," 11 July 2018 Requests for home stores overwhelmingly dominated our reader wish lists. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "We hear you, Louisville: Give us IKEA! And Publix, Crate & Barrel ...," 29 June 2018 Right after winning the NBA's Most Improved Player award Monday night, Pacers' star Victor Oladipo discussed his free-agency wish list for his team. Andrew Hussey, Indianapolis Star, "Victor Oladipo to LeBron: 'If you want to win, come to Indy'," 26 June 2018

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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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