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beyond the horizon

Farther than the possible limit of sight; beyond what one is able to foresee, know, or anticipate. Just beyond the horizon the first signs of daylight signaled the approaching dawn. My mind wandered out beyond the horizon, trying to picture what my life would look like 10 years from now.
See also: beyond, horizon

broaden (one's) horizons

To have a new experience. I'm really nervous to live at school, but I know I need to broaden my horizons and get some experience living without my family. I can't believe that Molly has never left the state before! She seriously needs to broaden her horizons!
See also: broaden, horizon

cloud on the horizon

An omen that something bad or problematic will happen in the near future. Financial analysts believe that the sudden drop in oil prices points to a cloud on the horizon for the national economy.
See also: cloud, horizon, on

dark cloud on the horizon

An omen that something bad or problematic will happen in the near future. Financial analysts believe that the sudden drop in oil prices points to a dark cloud on the horizon for the national economy.
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expand one's horizons

Fig. to experience and learn new things. Read more! Travel! Go out and expand your horizons!
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on the horizon

 
1. Lit. appearing at the boundary between the earth and the sky. There is a storm on the horizon.
2. Fig. soon to happen. Do you know what's on the horizon? There is some excitement on the horizon, but I can't tell you about it.
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a cloud on the horizon

also (dark) clouds on the horizon
a problem or difficulty that is likely to happen in the future For farmers, another cloud on the horizon is higher prices for fertilizer and fuel. Even when everything is going perfectly, Bruce can see dark clouds on the horizon.
Related vocabulary: on the horizon
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on the horizon

likely to happen or appear soon There are no new drugs on the horizon to treat this disease.
Related vocabulary: a cloud on the horizon
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of horizon (the place in the distance where the earth and sky seem to meet)
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a cloud on the horizon

a problem or difficulty which you expect to happen in the future The only cloud on the horizon is the physics exam in June - I'm sure I'll do fine in all the others.
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on the horizon

something that is on the horizon is likely to happen soon There is no new drug on the horizon that will make this disease easier to treat.
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broaden/widen somebody's horizons

to increase the range of things that someone knows about, has experienced, or is able to do This trip to the Far East has certainly broadened our family's horizons.
See also: broaden, horizon

on the horizon

Within view, not too far away, as in The analysts see a huge rise in the stock market on the horizon.
See also: horizon, on