reach for the stars


: to try to do something that is very difficult and impressive
She always encouraged her children to reach for the stars.

Examples of reach for the stars in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our mother was Ping’s biggest cheerleader and taught him to reach for the stars. Kori Rumore, Chicago Tribune, 25 May 2022 These are smart individuals who reach for the stars. Bryan Robinson, Forbes, 24 June 2021 Other than sharing the same last name and high school valedictorian title, Nina and I both have the yearning desire to reach for the stars because our community depends on us to succeed., 16 June 2021 But the focus was the same — giving kids a chance to reach for the stars. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Apr. 2021 Americans love a rags-to-riches story that inspires a reach for the stars. The Week Staff, The Week, 24 Oct. 2022 While some internet personalities reach for the stars, Colangelo, who spent time as a student in Central Florida, might be a star reaching for a seat of authority to claim on the subject of rockets and politics. Joe Mario Pedersen, Orlando Sentinel, 16 Sep. 2022 Get ready to reach for the stars and level up your life with this purchase or experience! Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 4 Oct. 2022 Based on the Project Mercury astronauts — the first Americans to travel to space — the silver-space-suit clad Barbie was created to inspire young girls to reach for the stars. Chiara Grimes, CNN, 21 July 2022 See More

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“Reach for the stars.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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