I wish

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I wish!

  1. (idiomatic, colloquial) Used to express the speaker's wish that the preceding statement were true
    "Wouldn't you like to be a millionaire?" — "I wish"!

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  • The verb wish requires an object or prepositional phrase. In conversation, a preceding statement is the understood missing constituent of the complete expression.

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