go for the gold

21:36 Jan 6, 2002
English to Arabic translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: go for the gold
telling a person to go for the gold
Dan


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4لا تَقنَع بما دونَ النُجُوم
Fuad Yahya


  

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لا تَقنَع بما دونَ النُجُوم


Explanation:
This is from the pen of Al-Mutanabbi:

إذا غامَرتَ في شَـرَفٍ مَرُومٍ
فلا تَقنَع بما دُونَ النُجُومِ

فَطَعمُ الموتِ في أَمرٍ حَقيرٍ
كطَعم الموتِ في أَمرٍ عَظيمِ

In a more prosaic vein, I would suggest:

اطلُب القمّة
اسعَ نَحوَ الذُرَى
انشـد القمَم

. . . and so on.

Fuad

Fuad Yahya
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