in one's sights

in one's sights
in (or within) one's sights 1) visible through the sights of one's gun. 2) within the scope of one's ambitions or expectations.
Main Entry: sight

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  • in one's sights — in (or within) one s sights visible, esp. through the sights of one s gun ■ within the scope of one s ambitions or expectations he had the prize firmly in his sights …   Useful english dictionary

  • within one's sights — ► in (or within) one s sights 1) visible through the sights of one s gun. 2) within the scope of one s ambitions or expectations. Main Entry: ↑sight …   English terms dictionary

  • set one's sights on — ASPIRE TO, aim at/for, try for, strive for/towards, work towards. → sight * * * set one s sights on To aim for (eg a specified goal) • • • Main Entry: ↑sight * * * have as an ambition; hope strongly to achieve or reach Katherine set her sights on …   Useful english dictionary

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  • raise one's sights — ► raise (or lower) one s sights increase (or lower) one s expectations. Main Entry: ↑sight …   English terms dictionary

  • raise one's sights — raise (or lower) one s sights become more (or less) ambitious; increase (or lower) one s expectations …   Useful english dictionary

  • set one's sights on — ► set one s sights on hope strongly to achieve or reach. Main Entry: ↑sight …   English terms dictionary

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