ambitious for

idiom

: wanting (someone) to be successful
He was very ambitious for his children but not for himself.

Examples of ambitious for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But even this No. 25 rating could be overly ambitious for a team coming off a losing record, with coach Jimbo Fisher on the hot seat and uncertainty on offense. USA TODAY, 7 Aug. 2023 Over a year later, that plan may have been too ambitious for at least one partner. Bynicholas Gordon, Fortune, 11 July 2023 Net zero is particularly ambitious for a company like Amazon, given its historical compound growth rate has been a staggering 31% per year over the last 20 years. Tima Bansal, Forbes, 22 Sep. 2021 The Angels plan to use six starting pitchers, which is quite ambitious for a team that struggles every year to find two or three. New York Times, 29 Mar. 2021 The short version of the story appears to be that the Gen3 changes might have been too ambitious for the suppliers who won the tenders to deliver them, particularly the new battery pack. James Morris, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2023 But in Disney’s non-streaming world pre-2019, the ideas Gilroy came up with seemed too costly and ambitious for television. David Betancourt, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2022 The result — and small moments like the fans’ sassy chant — sent the message that the United States was ascendant and ambitious for more. Andrew Keh, New York Times, 25 Nov. 2022 Then again maybe this age is making people ambitious for different things. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, 28 July 2022 See More

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“Ambitious for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambitious%20for. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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