reach for the stars

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of 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.

Word by Word Definitions

reach play
  1. : to stretch out : extend

  2. : thrust

  3. : to touch or grasp by extending a part of the body (such as a hand) or an object

  1. : a continuous stretch or expanse

  2. : the action or an act of reaching

  3. : an individual part of a progression or journey

star play stars
  1. : a natural luminous body visible in the sky especially at night

  2. : a self-luminous gaseous spheroidal celestial body of great mass which produces energy by means of nuclear fusion reactions

  3. : a planet or a configuration of the planets that is held in astrology to influence one's destiny or fortune

  1. : to sprinkle or adorn with stars

  2. : to mark with a star as being preeminent

  3. : to mark with an asterisk

  1. : of, relating to, or being a star

  2. : of outstanding excellence : preeminent


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