a guaranteed way for you to make sure that people will consistently disappoint you
the girl had high expectations of guys; she actually thought that the guy would not actually stomp on her heart and break it.
The thoughts and hopes that go through ones mind before an engagement/party/happening etc. that consist of imagining what it might be like.
The equation to find satisfaction is found by taking enjoyment and subtracting expectation from it. This is to say that one should never expect too much from something.
Ben expected the party to go perfectly as planned. However, the band did not turn up, the drinks table was knocked over, three men were taking to hospital for the consumption of too much whisky an his car broke down on the way back. Although Ben had had a great time there, he found that he was not satisfied with the outcome because he had had very high expectations.
What you want to happen even though it never aligns with reality
On his way to the party, Tom thought his expectations (fucking
Summer) would align with reality. To bad he found out it was an engagement party.
to look high of, above normal
Extreme yearning or anxiety due to the desire to fondle the breasts of a former lover.
He recalled is his first wife's beautifully shaped breasts,and was suddenly in the throes of melancholia and expectation.