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 a fair wage. They're not asking for the moon.

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Recent Examples on the Web The best way to ask for the moon is modestly. Frank Bruni New York Times, Star Tribune, 10 Nov. 2020

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