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English definition of “lower your sights”

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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.
Translations of “lower your sights”
in Chinese (Traditional) 降低要求,退而求其次…
in Chinese (Simplified) 降低要求,退而求其次…
(Definition of lower your sights from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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