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set your sights on sth

C2 to decide to achieve something: Jenny has set her sights on winning the competition.
Translations of “set your sights on sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 決心, 立志…
in Russian нацелиться на что-либо…
in Turkish amaçlamak, başarmaya karar vermek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 决心, 立志…
in Polish postawić sobie coś za cel…
(Definition of set your sights on sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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