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wishful thinking

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwishful thinkingˌwishful ˈthinking noun [uncountable]  HOPEwhen you believe that what you want to happen will happen, when in fact it is not possible I think she rather likes me. But maybe that’s just wishful thinking.
Examples from the Corpus
wishful thinkingCoping with waste will always be hard, and hypocrisy and wishful thinking will not make it easier.Personally I see this as wishful thinking rather than practical logic.Mere logic and abstinence from wishful thinking had enabled Milner to summarise the story of the next sixty years.Lomas, for instance, finds his pleasure in wishful thinking about the war.
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