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reach for the moon | reach for the stars

This page is about the idiom reach for the moon | reach for the stars


If you reach for the moon, or reach for the stars, you are aiming to achieve something great, or do something very challenging.

For example

  • Ever since he was a little boy, Gustav had reached for the moon. It was as if he'd somehow known that he would do great things in his life.

  • Her father always wanted Sylvia to reach for the stars, but Sylvia just wanted to play with her pets and run around in the woods.

Quick Quiz

Ever since she was a teenager Marylin had been reaching for the moon. She had dreams of being

a. an amateur astronomer

b. a famous movie star

c. a farmer's wife
a) an amateur astronomer b) a famous movie star c) a farmer's wife

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Contributor: Matt Errey

Nobody has the right to obey.'