set (one's) sights low

set (one's) sights low

To have low expectations or ambitions. My brother's attitude is that, if you set your sights low, you won't be disappointed by life.
See also: low, set, sight
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set your sights ˈhigh/ˈlow

be ambitious/not ambitious; expect a lot/little from your life: If you set your sights high, you could do anything.
See also: high, low, set, sight
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