seek (one's) fortune

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seek (one's) fortune

To attempt to make a living or become rich by leaving one's home or original location. She worked as an assistant in the firm for several years before she finally left to seek her fortune as an independent contractor. I felt trapped in such a small town, where opportunities were very scarce for young people, so as soon as I turned 18, I packed up my belongings and moved to New York City to seek my fortune.
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seek your ˈfortune

(literary) try to find a way to become rich, especially by going to another place: At the age of twenty, he decided to emigrate and seek his fortune in Canada. ▶ ˈfortune seeker noun
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TEENAGERS seeking their fortune should forget university in favour of traditional trades, Middlesbrough Mayor Ray Mallon urged.
The Gold Rush Letters gathers the never-before-published correspondence of two brothers from Pennsylvania who left home in 1849 seeking their fortune in the California Gold Rush.
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The tale of builders seeking their fortune in Germany promised little to start with but turned into one of the best-loved shows of the era.
More overall wealth and progress comes from smart young men and women entering the world of business and seeking their fortune there than from further clogging the corridors of government and law, whose denizens mostly place barriers in the path of achievement.
Millions of Americans seeking their fortune headed west along Route 66 and tourists still retrace the route.
But a century ago, Chinese immigrants were among the thousands who rushed to Gum Shun, ``the land of the golden mountains,'' seeking their fortune.
His fifth novel, The Big Rock Candy Mountain (1943), the story of an American family moving from place to place in the West, seeking their fortune, was his first critical and popular success.
BUSINESS WIRE)--June 20, 1995--More than 1,300 biotechnology companies worldwide are seeking their fortune in the biopharmaceutical market.
Born in Canterbury, Boyle came to Ireland during the Tudor Conquest along with many other Englishmen seeking their fortune.
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