Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

(follow/chase) your dream(s)

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Meaning(s)
1) pursue something you greatly desire
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • ignore the doubters and follow/chase your dreams
  • Analysis

    When you ‘follow your dreams’ or ‘chase your dreams’ you pursue a goal you wish to achieve or fail to give up on something you want to do. This phrase is a little bit cliche due to overuse but has a very positive and encouraging connotation. Similar in meaning to ‘chase the rainbow’ or ‘reach for the stars’.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. When I was growing up, my parents always encouraged me to follow my dreams. That's why they supported my decision to pursue a career in acting rather than going to university.
    2. Harry quit his six-figure job at an investment firm to chase his dream of becoming an artist. He now spends all his time in a studio rather than an office.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Everyone told Lucy that she wouldn't be capable of running her own business, but she ignored them and instead followed her dreams. Now she is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country!
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