ask for the moon
Definition of ask for the moon
: to ask for something that is very difficult or impossible to get The striking workers say they just want to be paid what they're worth. They're not asking for the moon.
Word by Word Definitions
: to call on for an answer
: to put a question about
: speak, utter
: the earth's natural satellite (see satellite 2a) that shines by the sun's reflected light, revolves about the earth from west to east in about 291⁄2 days with reference to the sun or about 271⁄3 days with reference to the stars, and has a diameter of 2160 miles (3475 kilometers), a mean distance from the earth of about 238,900 miles (384,400 kilometers), and a mass about one eightieth that of the earth
: one complete moon cycle consisting of four phases (see 1phase 1)
: to spend in idle reverie : dream
: to expose one's naked buttocks to
: to spend time in idle reverie : behave abstractedly
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