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20th March 2017

Some hope

We use this expression to say we think something is pretty impossible.
Usage
Written: 
No
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
Do you think I can speak English perfectly in three months?
Some hope! I've been learning for ten years and I still can't speak fluently.
Example 2
Do you think we'll win the match on Saturday?
Some hope! Our team is playing rubbish at the moment.