reach/shoot for the moon


: to try to do or get something that is very difficult to do or get
an ambitious businessman who is always shooting for the moon

Examples of reach/shoot for the moon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Basically, the sky's the limit, so shoot for the moon, dear Archer. Women's Health, 14 May 2023 And so getting to market with anything autonomous becomes an executive nightmare: either shoot for the moon and possibly go bankrupt like Starsky Robotics did in 2019, or select a much more narrow target. Steve Tengler, Forbes, 15 June 2022 Pressed to hypothesize, Daus guessed that a combination of L.A. traffic, high-value locations, low-information drivers and wealthier consumers combined to create an opportunity for some stations to shoot for the moon on price. Sam Dean, Los Angeles Times, 9 Mar. 2022 But in Pasco County, Florida, a relatively affordable coastal area about 45 minutes north of Tampa, sellers can no longer shoot for the moon, said Gerard Buglione, an agent with Charles Rutenberg Realty. Prashant Gopal,, 22 Oct. 2021 There’s no doubt some are afraid putting Dune on HBO Max could do the same, but if this trailer is any indication, Villeneuve’s movie is here to shoot for the moon. Angela Watercutter, Wired, 22 July 2021 May this queen forever reach for the moon and rest in peace. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 16 Mar. 2021

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“Reach/shoot for the moon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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