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

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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We need to set our sights high and keep pushing on.
"We must set our sights high, challenge the status quo and be clear about our goal of building a truly transformational piece of national infrastructure."
"Some might say I am tempting fate but at Old Trafford we have always set our sights high.
"We have set our sights high and we're on the verge of a special achievement.
"We have always set our sights high; all the bags are hand-made and each is unique," says Clare.
"Perhaps if we set our sights high enough, the new commission will one day become an institution remembered as the spearhead of this generation's assault on some of our contemporary giants: inequality, discrimination, disadvantage and social division.
'But I passionately feel that we have to set our sights high and aim for the title.
"I'm sure we can set our sights high and aim for that pounds 1 million in 2007."
"We have set our sights high because we already have quality at the club in the shape of Marlon Harewood, Teddy Sheringham and Bobby Zamora.
"We're very disappointed because we set our sights high, but suddenly we were 2-0 down after 20 minutes from two set-pieces," Lahm said on the Bayern website.
'Every game is important for us now, there is a long way to go but there is no reason why we should not set our sights high.
"I set our sights high, but I know we are in a relegation battle," said the 35-year-old Vicarage Road chief.
'We have set our sights high for the future and believe we can now lead the wa.'
Rarely has there been such a sense of positivity as there is in Liverpool today.Let's set our sights high and keep that momentum going.