Meaning of “hope for the best” in the English Dictionary

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"hope for the best" in British English

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hope for the best

to hope that something will be successful or happen in the way you want, even if it seems unlikely:

I've repaired it as well as I can - we'll just have to hope for the best.

(Definition of “hope for the best” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)