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shoot for the stars

To set one's goals or ambitions very high; to try to attain or achieve something particularly difficult. My parents always taught me to shoot for the stars when I was growing up—that I could be anything I set my mind to! With all that money, you could do whatever you want. Shoot for the stars, kiddo!
See also: shoot, star
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STEPHEN GALLACHER will be shooting for the stars today as he looks to seal a Ryder Cup spot with a top-two finish.
RICHARD Stearman feels at home back in the Championship and is already shooting for the stars about Wolves' chances of a return to the top flight.
If the president is serious about shooting for the stars, he owes the aerospace industry - and the eager young minds at summer camp who are thinking about the heavens - a specific, achievable and realistic vision.
My view is that so many Coventrians are hiding their light under a bushel and not shooting for the stars.
Thorsten Hohmann caused a 1,000-1 sensation in 2003 and it is worth shooting for the stars again with 250-1 poke Long-lin Zhang Zhang, who was cut from 800-1 late last night.
As enjoyable as it is for us to be shooting for the stars, our first target each season is still to guarantee top-flight footie in Lanarkshire the following season (and let's be honest, none of our neighbours is likely to be showing their faces in the top 12 anytime soon) so this Saturday's visit of Inverness Caledonian Thistle gives us the chance to put a massive 17-point gap between ourselves and one of the favourites for the drop.
The government laid out roads, a launch pad, control room and barracks, shooting for the stars from a tiny 17th-century town.
CHICAGO -- David Moenning understands that these are tough times, and says investors should be wary of shooting for the stars.
A BLACK Country charity is shooting for the stars this year after inviting legendary Birmingham comedian Don McClean to its annual ball.