ask for the moon


ask for the moon
ask/wish/for the moon phrase
to want something that is impossible to get or achieve

I’m not asking for the moon. I just want you to finish on time.

Thesaurus: to want somethingsynonym
Main entry: moon

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ask for the moon (or Brit cry for the moon)
informal : to ask for something that is very difficult or impossible to get

The striking workers say they just want to be paid what they're worth. They're not asking for the moon.

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Main Entry:moon

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ask, cry, etc. for the ˈmoon f8 idiom
(BrE, informal) to ask for sth that is difficult or impossible to get or achieve

Wanting a decent job and a home is hardly asking for the moon.

Main entry:moonidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • ask for the moon — or[cry for the moon] {v. phr.} To want something that you cannot reach or have; try for the impossible. * /John asked his mother for a hundred dollars today. He s always asking for the moon./ Compare: PROMISE THE MOON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ask for the moon — or[cry for the moon] {v. phr.} To want something that you cannot reach or have; try for the impossible. * /John asked his mother for a hundred dollars today. He s always asking for the moon./ Compare: PROMISE THE MOON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ask\ for\ the\ moon — • ask for the moon • cry for the moon v. phr. To want something that you cannot reach or have; try for the impossible. John asked his mother for a hundred dollars today. He s always asking for the moon. Compare: promise the moon …   Словарь американских идиом

  • ask for the moon — ask for a lot, ask for more than you need or want    When we negotiate our salary let s try this strategy: Ask for the moon and hope for a 10% raise …   English idioms

  • ask for the moon — to want something that is not possible. There s no point hoping for a permanent peace in the area. It s like asking for the moon. (usually in continuous tenses) …   New idioms dictionary

  • ask for the moon — verb To claim or desire something that one cannot have …   Wiktionary

  • for the moon — See: ASK FOR THE MOON or CRY FOR THE MOON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for the moon — See: ASK FOR THE MOON or CRY FOR THE MOON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for\ the\ moon — See: ask for the moon or cry for the moon …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cry\ for\ the\ moon — • ask for the moon • cry for the moon v. phr. To want something that you cannot reach or have; try for the impossible. John asked his mother for a hundred dollars today. He s always asking for the moon. Compare: promise the moon …   Словарь американских идиом