shoot for the moon Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “shoot for the moon” in the English Dictionary

"shoot for the moon" in British English

See all translations

shoot for the moon

US to ​ask for the ​best or the most you could ​hope for: You might as well shoot for the ​moon and ​ask for a ​promotion as well as a ​raise.
(Definition of shoot for the moon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shoot for the moon”
in Chinese (Simplified) 力争最好,争取达到最高目标…
in Chinese (Traditional) 力爭最好,爭取達到最高目標…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

harvest

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More