A. Sheet anchor. B. Figurative: last hope.
To despair. To lose all hope.
Expression: ‘We ended up like a globe’ – stated when one loses everything, when one loses hope that what might have worked won’t.
To flatter, to raise false hopes.
To be deluded into putting ones hopes on something or somebody.
Expression: He sees everything black – pessimist.
State of one who has lost all hope; despair.
Expression: ‘He promised heaven and earth.’ Stated of someone who makes exaggerated promises that raise false hopes.