set one's sights on

set one's sights on hope strongly to achieve or reach.
Main Entry: sight

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  • set one's sights on — ASPIRE TO, aim at/for, try for, strive for/towards, work towards. → sight * * * set one s sights on To aim for (eg a specified goal) • • • Main Entry: ↑sight * * * have as an ambition; hope strongly to achieve or reach Katherine set her sights on …   Useful english dictionary

  • set one's sights — {v. phr.} 1. To want to reach; aim for. * /John has set his sights higher than the job he has now./ 2. To wish to get or win. * /Owen set his sights on the championship./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set\ one's\ sights — v. phr. 1. To want to reach; aim for. John has set his sights higher than the job he has now. 2. To wish to get or win. Owen set his sights on the championship …   Словарь американских идиом

  • set one's sights on — she set her sights on a teaching career Syn: aspire to, aim at/for, try for, strive for/toward, work toward …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • set one's sights on — phrasal to determine to pursue …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • set one's sights on — hope strongly to achieve or reach. → sigh for …   English new terms dictionary

  • one's sights — To set oneself a more (or less) ambitious target ● sight …   Useful english dictionary

  • raise one's sights — {v. phr.} To aim high; be ambitious. * /Teenage boys sometimes think too much of themselves and have a tendency to raise their sights too high./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sights — n. aspirations 1) to set one s sights on (she set her sights on a career in politics) 2) to lower; raise one s sights 3) (misc.) to set one s sights high something worth seeing 4) to see, take in the sights (the tourists took in the sights) * * * …   Combinatory dictionary

  • set — I adj. opposed 1) (cannot stand alone) set against (her parents were dead set against the marriage) ready 2) set for (we are set for the big celebration) 3) set to + inf. (we are set to begin) 4) (misc.) to get set for; (before a race) get ready …   Combinatory dictionary

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