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!
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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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It's imperative to be ambitious, to set sights high in making budget, in setting targets and the like in a country passing through a process of graduation to a middle-income country with the major macroeconomic and social indicators on an up-tick.
Ederson is likely to start next campaign as Guardiola's first choice after an unconvincing maiden season from Claudio Bravo and the Brazilian has set sights high.
Compassionate, competitive students set sights high for the future