widen (one's) horizons

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widen (one's) horizons

To have or seek out new experiences, especially if one's experiences have been relatively limited. I'm really nervous to live at school, but I know I need to widen 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 widen her horizons!
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The Office for National Statistics said Britain's goods trade gap widened to 8.
trade deficit for June had widened to a seasonally adjusted $12.
Credit spreads have widened over the last three months, with the five-year point widening from 399 bps to 555 bps, an increase of 39%.
Vastly more bearish CDS market sentiment is evident with Hewlett-Packard Company (reporting tomorrow), for which spreads have widened 95%.
Hernandez said 118 will eventually be widened all the way from the county line to Route 23, but when that work could be completed is unclear.
It is also partly because the sections of the M25 to be widened include the route from Heathrow to Gatwick airports and there are powerful commercial interests involved in persuading Ministers of the need to widen the road to help their businesses.
CDS for the oil and gas sector have widened 48% over the past quarter.
Eight traffic junctions in the Kallang area will also be widened.
In the twin-bridges area, the highway will be widened from two lanes to four.
THE whole of the M25 should be widened to four lanes each way, with work starting immediately, according to the RAC Foundation.
Spreads for United States Steel Corporation (reporting today) have moved out 103% over the past three months, notably underperforming the broader industry, of which CDS has widened 38%.
Director of Highways Lau Ka-keung said at the signing ceremony today a 2km section of Fanling Highway between Tai Hang and Wo Hop Shek Interchange will be widened from a dual three-lane carriageway to dual four lane.
Intersections would be striped with left-turn pockets and, where necessary, widened for right-turn lanes as well.
Spreads on Bank of America Corporation (reporting today) have widened 108% over the past three months.
widened more than expected in January as demands for exports plunged 4.