aim for (someone or something)

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aim for (someone or something)

1. To point or guide an object, such as a weapon, at a target. Make sure you aim for the target before you pull the trigger. His water balloon is aimed for you! Run! How did my arrow end up all the way over here? I aimed for the bullseye!
2. To strive to accomplish a particular goal. After studying all weekend, Amanda is aiming for a perfect score on her history exam. What sales goal are we aiming for this quarter? Of course I'm aiming for straight A's this semester—my parents don't want me slacking off, even if it is senior year.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

aim for something

 and aim at something
to strive toward a particular goal; to direct oneself or one's energies toward something. You should aim for success. Aim at getting this done on time.
See also: aim, for
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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None of them has any regional connections but the market is teeming with Midland companies aiming for the big time, the FTSE-100.