dashing hopes

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an act (or failure to act) that disappoints someone

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Meanwhile, the head of the largest opposition party in the new German parliament accused Merkel of dashing hopes of 'real political change' through her deal with outgoing Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats, and forecast her government will be short-lived.
The dollar slipped further against the yen after Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan said in congressional testimony that the Fed will raise interest rates at a ''measured'' pace, dashing hopes for more aggressive hikes, they said.
Production is expected to start shortly , dashing hopes of a new Indiana Jones flick.
The past year has witnessed increasing violence between Israelis and Palestinians, dashing hopes for peace.
The power provider will now not come up for sale until at least 2007, dashing hopes of private power producers (PPPs) wanting to participate in South Africa's electricity generation and distribution.
Hrbaty upset second-seed Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7-5, 6-3, dashing hopes of an all-Russian final, while Safin beat Jonas Bjorkman 6-4, 6-4.
A plan to build four 500-bed prisons was scrapped by the state Corrections Department, dashing hopes of some east Kern County residents of gaining another prison and delighting those opposed to the facilities.
Record high lumber and structural wood panel prices resulting from timber harvest constraints are at risk of dashing hopes for a housing-led economic recovery, a wood products industry executive has warned President Clinton.
GARETH Southgate is to quit the Football Association after only 18 months - dashing hopes that the former England defender would become the body's new technical director.
TALKS aimed at averting strikes by British Airways cabin crew have ended without agreement, dashing hopes of a breakthrough in a long-running row over pay, jobs and working conditions.
It is understood WH Smith walked away from a takeover deal on Friday, dashing hopes that it would secure a sale of the bulk of its store portfolio to the retailer.
75p after the holiday weekend proved a washout for many parts of the country, dashing hopes for a boost in demand for seasonal items.
It lost out following news that former chairman John McKenzie has sold his shares, dashing hopes he'll be leading a Chinese takeover of the struggling club.
CRAIG QUINNELL last night became a victim of uncertainty in the Welsh club game when he pledged his future to English Division One side Worcester, dashing hopes he would return to Cardiff, writes Andy Howell.
BORROWING hit a record pounds 800billion in Britain last month - dashing hopes of an interest rate cut.