aim for the sky

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aim for the sky

To set one's goals or ambitions very high; to try to attain or achieve something particularly difficult. My parents always taught me to aim for the sky 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. Aim for the sky, kiddo!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

aim for the sky

and reach for the sky and shoot for the sky
in. to aspire to something; to set one’s goals high. (See a different sense at reach for the sky.) Shoot for the sky, son. Don’t settle for second best. Don’t settle for less. Reach for the sky!
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In true Jamaican style, veteran journalist Milton Wray aims for the sky, taking an in-depth approach consciously modeled on the scale of Timothy White's Marley bio Catch A Fire-what he lacks in pure storytelling he makes up in thoroughness, fleshing out Beenie's story with interviews from a who's who of dancehall insiders.