shoot for (to)

 Attempt, set as a goal.
 ► “Should small-cap investors shoot for the stars or root around in the dirt looking for bargains in the coming months?” (Wall Street Journal, March 4, 1996, p. C1)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • shoot for — (something) to try to achieve something. Tennessee s women s basketball team is shooting for another season of straight victories …   New idioms dictionary

  • shoot for — verb have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal • Syn: ↑draw a bead on, ↑aspire, ↑aim • Derivationally related forms: ↑aspirant (for: ↑aspire), ↑aspiration ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • shoot for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms shoot for : present tense I/you/we/they shoot for he/she/it shoots for present participle shooting for past tense shot for past participle shot for mainly American informal shoot for something to try to… …   English dictionary

  • shoot for — phrasal see shoot at …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shoot for the moon — see ↑moon, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑shoot …   Useful english dictionary

  • shoot for something — ˈshoot for sth derived (NAmE, informal) to try to achieve or get sth, especially sth difficult • We ve been shooting for a pay raise for months. Main entry: ↑shootderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • shoot for something — shoot for (something) to try to achieve something. Tennessee s women s basketball team is shooting for another season of straight victories …   New idioms dictionary

  • Shoot For the Stars — Infobox Television show name = Shoot For the Stars caption = genre = Game show creator = Bob Stewart director = Mike Gargiulo presenter = Geoff Edwards narrated = Bob Clayton country = USA language = English num seasons = 1 num episodes = 195… …   Wikipedia

  • Shoot for the Moon — Infobox Album | Name = Shoot for the Moon Type = studio Artist = Linda Davis Released = 1994 Recorded = Genre = Country Length = Label = Arista Producer = John Guess Reviews = Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg sql=10 …   Wikipedia

  • shoot for sth — UK US shoot for sth Phrasal Verb with shoot({{}}/ʃuːt/ verb (shot, shot) INFORMAL ► to aim to achieve something: »We re shooting for a 5% annual return on investment …   Financial and business terms

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