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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!
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National team head coach Yeng Guiao admitted the Philippines will be shooting for the stars against world basketball powers Serbia and Italy in the 2019 Fiba World Cup.
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STEVEN GERRARD left Liverpool to move to a galaxy far, far away and he will never stop shooting for the stars at Rangers.
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It didn't stop her shooting for the stars. And now the 26-year-old from Ayr is at the Paralympics - with the generosity of the public providing a massive assist.
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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.
COVENTRY people have been accused of lacking ambition and "not shooting for the stars" by the city council's boss.
"Is There a Downside to Shooting for the Stars? Unrealized Educational Expectations and Symptoms of Depression," was published in the American Sociological Review.
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The government laid out roads, a launch pad, control room and barracks, shooting for the stars from a tiny 17th-century town.
While the women's team has been shooting for the stars each time it took the court, it now faces the prospect of playing its last game here when it battles the favorite Chinese on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
By Les Reid POLITICAL REPORTER COVENTRY people have been accused of lacking ambition and "not shooting for the stars" by the city council's boss.
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