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set one's cap at

. Or, more generally, to choose something as a goal.

Etymology:

  • Probably from French nautical expression ‘mettre le cap sur ’, ‘to set a course for’.
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How he has escaped marriage until now I cannot tell: the number of caps set in his direction would furnish a warehouse. — Patrick O'Brian, "HMS Surprise"..

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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poner la gorra en

definir o seu limite em

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