reach for the moon

reach for the moon

To set one's goals or ambitions very high; to try to attain or achieve something particularly difficult. My parents always taught me to reach for the moon 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. Reach for the moon, kiddo!
See also: moon, reach
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The mouse encourages Planet to jump and reach for the moon, and he makes an amazing leap, but falls back to earth among a pile of leaves.
All of this serves as a reminder that though man may reach for the moon there are still natural forces on this earth that he neither understands nor is able to prevent or control," The Times wrote on September 13, 1961.
He acknowledged how difficult the task would be but urged NASA to reach for the moon anyway.
We can love our country and reach for the moon, but we should be ever watchful.
REACH FOR THE MOON AFTER you've been whisper-close to nature and fallen in love with Florida's rustic landscapes, discover the other great pride of the Sunshine State.
Although you're small you can reach for the moon, An Angel for them meant you left us too soon.
Melton, who shared the slam dunk trophy with Rey Guevarra last year, actually missed his first three attempts before waving the white flag on his opening round dunk and opting to reach for the moon.
When President Kennedy committed us to reach for the moon, he said, "We choose to go to the moon, not because it is easy, but because it is hard.
My mother used to tell me to reach for the moon because even if I didn't get there I'd still be among the stars,' he said shyly.
Went on to star in Janice Beard, Reach For The Moon, Secret Life of Michael Fry, Messiah and The Key.
Strongly supported on course to win the Group One prize, the James Fanshawe-trained 11-10 favourite eased into the lead when asked to quicken by Oscar Urbina a furlong out and had a lengthand-a-half to spare over the running-on Casual Look (16-1) with Reach For The Moon the same distance back in third.
DANASKAYA can win the Moyglare Stud Stakes at The Curragh today now that Reach For the Moon is a non-runner.
Danaskaya has been installed 9-4 second favourite for the Curragh race by local bookmakers Cashmans, who go 2- 1 the Aidan O'Brien-trained Reach For The Moon.
After a brief role in the 1996 movie Crimetime, she starred in a TV adaptation of Vanity Fair and mini series Reach for the Moon.