Set sights on

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Definition

(He's) setting his sights on (the gold medal): (He's) looking towards, going to try for (the gold medal)
idiom

sight: vision, the ability to see

Examples

  • "These days, however, China has set its sights on bigger game."
  • "These countries may be safe from now on: British home buyers seem to have set their sights on the USA."

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