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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

broaden out

to become wider; to expand. The river broadened out and became deeper. The road broadens out here.
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broaden something out

to make something wider; to expand something. Now, broaden this part out a little, so it looks like a cloud, not a painted pillow. Broaden out the river in your painting so it looks very wide. The photographic view of the valley can be broadened out by using a different lens.
See also: broaden, out

Travel broadens the mind.

Prov. When you travel, you learn things about the people and places you see. Marie: I never realized how well-off most Americans are until I visited India. Jane: So it's true that travel broadens the mind, huh? Everyone who gets the chance should go abroad. Travel broadens the mind.
See also: broaden, mind, travel

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.
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The team conducted forums with local stewards and members of the American Federation of Government Employees, depot maintenance managers, employees at all levels, military career broadeners, and company grade officers and outbriefed senior ALC leadership at the conclusion of each visit.
In particular, tax base broadeners that impact businesses could involve a wide range of tax deductions and credits, including accelerated depreciation, LIFO [last-in, first-out] and other inventory methods, expensing of research and experimental costs, interest expense and the domestic manufacturing deduction.
Chairman Rangel's bill was revenue-neutral, with individual AMT repeal offset by individual tax increases and corporate rate reduction offset by business tax base broadeners.
The largest base broadeners in Rangel's bill included proposals to repeal the domestic manufacturing deduction, repeal the "last-in, first-out" (LIFO) accounting method, defer deductions allocable to foreign-source income and restrict the use of foreign tax credits.
Notably, Rangel's bill is revenue neutral, with individual AMT repeal offset by individual tax increases and corporate rate reduction offset by business tax base broadeners.
You're not going to get any tax bill without some base broadeners for the corporate sector.