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

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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…
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