Talk:shoot the moon
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Rfv-sense: To take a risk which may result in great rewards; to succeed after taking such a risk.
The citation offered can't support "take a risk" because meaning is conveyed by "try to" (?"try to take great risks"). "To succeed after taking such a risk" is largely repetitive of the previous, figurative sense "attain great heights [etc]". DCDuring TALK 15:29, 4 October 2012 (UTC)
‘Shooting the moon’ means leaving without paying the rent, i.e. running away from one’s debtors.