a glimmer of hope


a glimmer of hope
a very small sign that something might improve or succeed

The survey reports a glimmer of hope for the small business sector.


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  • glimmer of hope — A glimmer of hope is the belief that there is a slight chance that something positive will happen …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • glimmer of hope — • a glimmer of hope • a glimmer of suspicion • a glimmer of sense (from Idioms in Speech) weak, faint hope Already he had a glimmer of suspicion as to how matters stood and of how he would be made use of by Blodwen Page to run the practice for… …   Idioms and examples

  • glimmer of hope —  A slight chance of success.  ► “There remains a glimmer of hope in South Korea’s overall business conditions as the prolonged sluggishness appears to be ending.” (Business Korea, May 1992, p. 12) …   American business jargon

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  • glimmer — ► VERB ▪ shine faintly with a wavering light. ► NOUN 1) a faint or wavering light. 2) a faint sign of a feeling or quality: a glimmer of hope. DERIVATIVES glimmering adjective & noun. ORIGIN probably Scandinavian …   English terms dictionary

  • hope */*/*/ — I UK [həʊp] / US [hoʊp] verb Word forms hope : present tense I/you/we/they hope he/she/it hopes present participle hoping past tense hoped past participle hoped [intransitive/transitive] to want and expect something to happen or be true hope… …   English dictionary

  • hope — hope1 W1S1 [həup US houp] v [I and T] [: Old English; Origin: hopian] 1.) to want something to happen or be true and to believe that it is possible or likely hope (that) ▪ We hope that more women will decide to join the course. ▪ I do hope… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hope — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 belief that sth you want will happen ADJECTIVE ▪ deep (esp. AmE), fervent, great ▪ a feeling of considerable hope ▪ It is my fervent hope that you will be able to take this project forward …   Collocations dictionary

  • hope — hope1 [ houp ] verb *** intransitive or transitive to want and expect something to happen or be true: hope (that): I just hope she s pleasant to him on his birthday. hope for: It wouldn t be sensible to hope for immediate success. The best they… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English