shoot for the stars


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shoot for the stars

To set one's goals or ambitions very high; to try to attain or achieve something particularly difficult. My parents always taught me to shoot for the stars when I was growing up—that I could be anything I set my mind to! With all that money, you could do whatever you want. Shoot for the stars, kiddo!
See also: shoot, star
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The next Britain's Got Talent might feel like an eternity away but, if you have what it takes, now is your chance to shoot for the stars.
We will not shoot for the stars, we'll just try to better our performance and win as many games as we can," he said.
Why not shoot for the stars and see where that takes us?
I'm majoring in criminal justice but I want to shoot for the stars and try to make it to the NFL.
Far better to shoot for the stars as far as the Olympics goes and give a generation of youngsters a chance to dream.
In this type of climate you don't shoot for the stars and you definitely should leave your ego in the parking lot.
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DONALD McCAIN is in no rush to shoot for the stars with Peddlers Cross following his hugely impressive debut over hurdles at Bangor on Wednesday.
TEENAGE footballers are being invited to shoot for the stars at Solihull College as coaches search fort top talent.
No offence to Dodd, who is a fine player and, in partnership with Dredge, did Wales so proud by winning the World Cup a few years ago, but I prefer my sporting heroes to shoot for the stars.
I thought, I'll shoot for the stars and try for a career in art and design, and as it's turned out I've achieved more than I could have imagined.
Based on fantasy football, it invites punters to shoot for the stars through naming an imaginary team each weekend, with odds being quoted on a selection of goalkeepers and defenders not to concede a goal, midfielders to score anytime and strikers to hit the first goal.
The way things are now, asking Fenwick to shoot for the stars in the Big Sky Conference is akin to sending a scientist to fix the Russian spaceship Mir armed only with a slide rule.
We are keen to push forward and into the play-offs, if not better, and we have got to shoot for the stars.