in sights


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in your sights

1. in a situation in which you will attack He has already written about two of the largest insurance companies, and made no secret that he has other insurers in his sights.
2. in a situation in which you intend to get or achieve something He settled for the bronze medal but still had the world record in his sights.
See also: sight
References in classic literature ?
When he did not discover me in sight within the valley he dashed, hissing into the rank vegetation of the swamp and that was the last I saw of him.
Then the party moved on again, and after crossing a broad river on a ferry and passing many fine farm houses that were dome shaped and painted a pretty green color, they came in sight of a large building that was covered with flags and bunting.
And now they came in sight of the Emerald City, and the people flocked out to greet their lovely ruler.
Then suddenly he came in sight of the house, and noticed that there was a crowd before the door.
URIEL, for thou of those seav'n Spirits that stand In sight of God's high Throne, gloriously bright, The first art wont his great authentic will Interpreter through highest Heav'n to bring, Where all his Sons thy Embassie attend; And here art likeliest by supream decree Like honour to obtain, and as his Eye To visit oft this new Creation round; Unspeakable desire to see, and know All these his wondrous works, but chiefly Man, His chief delight and favour, him for whom All these his works so wondrous he ordaind, Hath brought me from the Quires of Cherubim Alone thus wandring.