set (one's) sights high

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set (one's) sights high

To have very high expectations or ambitions. You have to set your sights high if you want to have a fulfilling life. We had a really great year for sales; now let's set our sights even higher!
See also: high, set, sight
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Carvalhal has made it clear he has set his sights high on the standard of player he wants in and who he thinks can make a difference - with the club's owners said to be prepared to fund those ambitions.
The Chelsea boss (below) insisted he will not set his sights high because he has grown used to his demands not being met at all the clubs he has managed.
RISING star Ross Wylie has set his sights high for Sunday's latest round in the British GT Championship.
A FIGHTING fit Sainsbury's worker has set his sights high as he gets ready to tackle the highest mountain in England for Sports Relief this weekend.
ASHLEY WESTWOOD has to set his sights high - because every week he is reminded that manager Paul Lambert won a Champions League medal.
JORDAN Goodman, 22, has set his sights high after joining Mill Volvo Newcastle as a trainee sales executive.
Ahead of the clash with Queensland Reds in Brisbane, the Cardiff Blues and Wales flanker has set his sights high.
A HOSPITAL worker from Nuneaton has set his sights high by targeting a charity trek to Everest Base Camp.
PETER Salmon has set his sights high with his promise of a distinctive, new, Northern voice for the BBC after five of its departments complete their move to Greater Manchester next year.
WREXHAM winger Jonathan Brown has set his sights high after notching his fourth goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 win over Grays.
FREDDY Eastwood was finally unveiled as a Coventry player yesterday and instantly set his sights high with a vow to secure the Sky Blues' golden boot.
ABA super-heavyweight champion DAVID PRICE set his sights high after a strong showing in the Europeans, but failing to make it to Athens hit him hard.
Steve Eklund is a man who likes to set his sights high by climbing mountains--both personally and professionally.
Schultheis, a retired physical education teacher from Portage, Michigan, set his sights high for his students--1,400 feet high to be exact.
And with new Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus to aid his cause, Scannell has set his sights high.