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. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • Cry for the Moon — Single par Epica extrait de l’album The Phantom Agony Sortie 2002 (démo) 2004 (single) Genre Metal symphonique Format CD single …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cry for the moon — To want or beg for something unattainable • • • Main Entry: ↑cry * * * ask for what is unattainable or impossible * * * ask, cry, etc. for the ˈmoon f8 idiom (BrE, informal) to ask …   Useful english dictionary

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  • cry for the moon — ask for what is unattainable or impossible. → cry …   English new terms dictionary

  • cry for the moon — want what one cannot have, desire the impossible …   English contemporary dictionary

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