train (one's) sights on (someone or something)(redirected from train one's sights on something)
train (one's) sights on (someone or something)
To identify, regard, or focus on someone or something as one's goal or desire. Ever since she was a little girl, Janet has trained her sights on being a fighter pilot. They're training their sights on you to be their new head of marketing.
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train one's sights on somethingand have one's sights trained on something
Fig. to have something as a goal; to direct something or oneself toward a goal. (Alludes to someone using the sights of a gun to aim it. Note plural use of sights.) You should train your sights on getting a promotion in the next year. Lisa has her sights trained on a new car.
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