reach/shoot for the moon

Definition of reach/shoot for the moon

  1. :  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

Word by Word Definitions

reachplay
  1. :  to stretch out :  extend

    :  thrust

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

  1. :  a continuous stretch or expanse

    :  a straight portion of a stream or river

    :  the action or an act of reaching

shootplay
  1. :  to eject or impel or cause to be ejected or impelled by a sudden release of tension (as of a bowstring or slingshot or by a flick of a finger)

    :  to drive forth or cause to be driven forth by an explosion (as of a powder charge in a firearm or of ignited fuel in a rocket)

    :  to drive forth or cause to be driven forth by a sudden release of gas or air

  1. :  a sending out of new growth or the growth sent out: such as

    :  a stem or branch with its leaves and appendages especially when not yet mature

    :  offshoot

  1. : used to express annoyance or surprise

moonplay
  1. :  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 2912 days with reference to the sun or about 2713 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)

    :  satellite

  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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