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reach for the sky

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Set very high goals, aspire to the best, as in I'm sure they'll make you a partner, so reach for the sky. The sky here stands for high aspirations. Also see sky's the limit.

2

Put your hands up high, as in One robber held the teller at gunpoint, shoutingReach for the sky!” This usage is always put as an imperative. [Slang; mid-1900s]

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