reach for the moon

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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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LEOMINSTER - Children at the Boys & Girls Club of North Central Massachusetts reached for the moon and the stars, galaxies and beyond.
Plot is the highlight, characters are uncomplicated, and language is straightforward, although there are places where it rises, as when the sorrow-crazed lover "Helmy, lured by the soft, cool light, reached for the moon" deep in the Nile, where he drowns.