Meaning of “lower your sights” in the English Dictionary

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"lower your sights" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “lower your sights” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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