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    don't cry for the moon

    can you help me explain this sentense


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    Re: don't cry for the moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    can you help me explain this sentense
    'Crying for the moon' means wanting sg that is not possible.

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    Re: don't cry for the moon

    I don't think I've ever heard "cry for the moon."
    "Reaching for the moon" is a fairly common expression, though.
    It means attempting the impossible.
    Surprisingly, "reaching for the moon" feels somewhat positive. It can mean going after your dream, whatever the odds. I don't think you'd use it scornfully, to say that someone's efforts are useless, hopeless, without value.

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    edward


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    Re: don't cry for the moon

    Quote Originally Posted by baqarah131 View Post
    I don't think I've ever heard "cry for the moon."
    "Reaching for the moon" is a fairly common expression, though.
    It means attempting the impossible.
    Surprisingly, "reaching for the moon" feels somewhat positive. It can mean going after your dream, whatever the odds. I don't think you'd use it scornfully, to say that someone's efforts are useless, hopeless, without value.

    regards
    edward
    reach for the stars -- positive
    shoot for the moon -- positive
    cry for the moon -- negative

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    Re: don't cry for the moon

    Hi,

    cry for the moon = ask for the moon = make an unreasonable demmand, request the unattainable

    Charles Dickens used the expression cry for the moon in his novel Bleak House.
    There are also a song (symphonic metal band, Epika; see their debut album The Phantom Agony)and a film (by Dizzy Elmer) with this title .

    Regards.

    V.

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    Re: don't cry for the moon

    Perfect!
    edward

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    reach for the stars -- positive
    shoot for the moon -- positive
    cry for the moon -- negative

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