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    Don't get your hopes up

    Hi my dear teachers,

    Context:
    "Do you think dad will buy me a new car on my birthday?
    Huh! Don't get your hopes up."

    What does the bold part mean? Does it mean "not to lose hopes"? Like "don't lose hopes".

    Thanks.

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    Re: Don't get your hopes up

    It means "Do not be hopeful because that is unlikely to happen."

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