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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The Giants squad as a whole have set their sights high after their displays in the second half of last season, and they all share the target of being trophy contenders in 2019.
The group, who work across wards 20 and 21 caring for elderly patients, have set their sights high to tackle Snowdon tomorrow.
'I believe one should set their sights high, announce their intentions, ask for help, learn from their mistakes, believe in guardian angels and not let others tell you it is over until you say it is over.
Now the Everton boss wants his players to set their sights high saying: "The Europa League is not our aim, it is to get as many points as we can.
As Australian small businesses set their sights high for 2014, strong business confidence paired with rapidly increasing digital disruption is creating the perfect storm for tech savvy businesses to thrive.
With all shows like this, producers set their sights high and hope that some of the big names will snap.
The ambitious south coast club pulled off a major coup last season when they signed Gaston Ramirez from Bologna, and it seems they may well have set their sights high as they attempt to land Damiao.
A group of Bryant University students have set their sights high for their spring semester project.
THIEVES set their sights high when they stole copper from the top of lamp-posts.
RON Atkinson has challenged Villa to set their sights high under Gerard Houllier - and even aim for the Premier League's top two.
"The club have set their sights high this year and backed that up in the transfer market.
Fundraising children set their sights high to help buy new books.
Mazda have set their sights high and have focused their talents on competing against the very best from Germany.
England Under-21 coach Peter Taylor has challenged the budding stars of the future to set their sights high and try and emulate the example of Michael Owen and Rio Ferdinand.
A CHARITY and telecommunications company have set their sights high to raise money for a good cause.