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pin one's hopes (or faith) on

Definition of pin one's hopes or faith on in English:

Rely heavily on: ministers were pinning their hopes on a big-spending Christmas
More example sentences
  • When astrophysicist Joseph Smith, Ph.D., was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1984, he may have been tempted to pin his hopes on stardust.
  • Many Hispanics pin hopes on pope's visit.
Synonyms
rely on, count on, depend on, place reliance on, lean on, bank on, trust, be sure of, trust in, place one's trust in, have (every) confidence in, believe in, put one's faith in, swear by, take for granted, take on trust, take as read
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