When a person wants something but is not prepared to put in any effort to obtain it.
Often the secondary gain of *not* fulfilling the wish outweighs the benefits of the wish-come-true. And so the "wishing" is merely a way to divert attention from the ulterior motive
Duncan: I wish I had some money
Jim: Fill in your disability forms and the government will give you some for free
Duncan: No. I hate filling in forms
Jim: No worries, I'll do it for you
Duncan: No thanks. (Because as long as I have no cash, my girlfriend will commit to me by buying my drugs with her inheritance money)
Wishing is something i do day by day. He wrote a definition for my last name once in here, just returning the favor.
Wish for him everyday since he's been gone.
you obviously missed the boat on something because you are wishing you hadn't
we were at the MOE concert, JL was home wishin hard.