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    #1

    Get your hopes up

    How can I say in past and in future?

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    #2

    Re: Get your hopes up

    "Don't get your hopes up" basically covers the present and the future, as the hope continues beyond the present moment.

    "You shouldn't have gotten your hopes up" is one way of using this expression to speak of the past.

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    Re: Get your hopes up

    As always, it's "got" in BrE, not "gotten".

    He got his hopes up but they were dashed when he didn't win the lottery.

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    #4

    Re: Get your hopes up

    Future Opition:

    Going to get my hopes up
    If you keep talking about getting a horse, your daughter is going to get her hopes up (in the near future).

    Will get my hopes up
    If you keep talking about getting a horse, your daughter will get her hopes up (in the near future).


    Simple Past:

    Got my hopes up
    Your daughter is disappointed (now) because she got her hopes up (yesterday).

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