Definition of hitch one's wagon to a star in English:

hitch one's wagon to a star

phrase

  • Try to succeed by forming a relationship with someone who is already successful.

    • ‘Fifty years ago, Ben Chapman went to Hollywood to hitch his wagon to a star and ended up as just another guy in a rubber suit.’
    • ‘Diya is all prepared to hitch her wagon to a star.’
    • ‘Now then, let's hitch our wagon to a star as we soak ourselves in the Ananda of Yaman.’
    • ‘At an early age she decided to hitch her wagon to a star and become rich and famous.’
    • ‘But much better things are coming, and I'd rather hitch my wagon to a star than to a toad.’
    • ‘Ginny had to learn a lesson - to hitch her wagon to a star, but not to lose sight of the job at hand.’
    • ‘It starts with the head coach, who might be said to heed Ralph Waldo Emerson, and hitch his wagon to a star.’
    • ‘You see, I think the little mammy would have had him hitch his wagon to a star… and the star was too far off.’
    • ‘With a dream deep in his heart, a man is spontaneously driven to hitch his wagon to a star.’
    • ‘We should aim for the very highest: hitch our wagon to a star so to speak.’