dashing hopes


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an act (or failure to act) that disappoints someone

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HOUSE prices are rising by pounds 113 a day - dashing hopes of a spring interest rate cut.
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.
Eurozone banks expect to continue to toughen lending rules in the third quarter, a European Central Bank survey showed, dashing hopes the low point in the credit downturn had passed.
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.
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.
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.
THE Tories have again vowed to scupper plans for a new voting system in time for the European Elections, dashing hopes of a cross- party deal.
8m in the final three months of the calendar year, dashing hopes it will deliver underlying earnings growth in the year to March 31.