Become ever more hopeful or optimistic about something: don’t build your hopes up, Julia, you’ll only get hurt
More example sentences
- We had been building our hopes up of getting into the Premiership, but then had it snatched away from us at the very end.
- You know at every stage of in vitro fertilisation that treatment could fail so it's best not to build your hopes up.
- I knew I would walk again although I was told not to build my hopes up too high.
Definition of build one's hopes up in:
- The US English dictionary