Definition of pin one's hopes (or faith) on in US English:

pin one's hopes (or faith) on


  • Rely heavily on.

    ‘retailers were pinning their hopes on a big-spending Christmas’
    • ‘Many Hispanics pin hopes on pope's visit.’
    • ‘When astrophysicist Joseph Smith, Ph.D., was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1984, he may have been tempted to pin his hopes on stardust.’
    rely on, count on, depend on, place reliance on, lean on, bank on, trust, be sure of, trust in, place one's trust in, have confidence in, have every confidence in, believe in, put one's faith in, swear by, take for granted, take on trust, take as read
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