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English definition of “lower your sights”

lower your sights

to accept that you will only be able to get something less than you hoped for: He had hoped to become a doctor, but he had to lower his sights after his disappointing exam results.Humiliating and degrading
(Definition of lower your sights from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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