have something in your sights

have something in your sights

COMMON If you have something in your sights, you aim to achieve it, and you have a good chance of success. Note: The sights on a weapon such as a rifle are the part that helps you to aim it more accurately. Liverpool have the Championship firmly in their sights. I am studying at university, with good job prospects firmly in my sights.
See also: have, sight, something
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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