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To lose hope, or to give up hope

give up on

to stop hoping that someone will improve and stop trying to help or change them

despair

verb

to feel that a situation is so bad that nothing you can do will change it

darken

verb

to suddenly become serious or less hopeful, or to suddenly make a situation seem serious or less hopeful

wobble

verb

to lose confidence about doing something

sink

verb

if your heart sinks, you lose hope

break

verb

to lose your determination or confidence, especially when someone is deliberately trying to make this happen

lose heart

to stop believing that you can succeed

not hold out (much) hope

to have little hope that something will happen

say/wave/kiss goodbye to something

to accept that you will not achieve, get, or keep something

lose/give up hope

to stop believing that something you want to happen might be possible

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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