From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
used to say that something is not
, but you
‘I think he really likes you.’ ‘I wish!’
I only wish/hope
I (only) wish I knew
I swear/hope/wish/pray to God
I couldn’t wish for a nicer/better etc ...
I don’t wish to interfere/be nosy etc
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to try to get something you want without asking directly for it
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