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 district government of Hunza has enforced section-144 on the premises of the lake as people have been trying to expand the spillway and on Friday after hours long negotiations the agitating people of the area concluded their protest on government assurance that work on spillway widening would be started soon.
It also concluded the widening option would increase CO2 emissions while the non-widening option would not.
Plans have already been made to extend the widening to Moorpark, but because of funding uncertainties, officials could not say when the entire stretch would be four lanes.
But the M6 widening will be extremely expensive and generate lots of additional road traffic.
The widening from Sheffield to Leeds, which has not yet been costed, was recommended in a "multi-modal study" for the area.
Moreover, because future occurrences of great-power war widening will probably include at least one nuclear power, nuclear weapons should definitely be considered more systematically if Haldi's predictions are to carry any weight.
How about this one: There is a broad and widening gap on the Internet between white and minority Americans.
But strong upward pressure on the dollar soon re-emerged as some market participants seemed to view the widening of the deficit--and in particular the rise in imports--as yet another indication that the Federal Reserve might further tighten its policy stance to counter inflationary pressures.
The rapid CDS widening has driven the CDS Implied Rating for the grocery giant two notches lower to 'BB+'.
People constructed building in the 70s and 80s and in even 90s without keeping space for widening the roads.
497 million, Rehabilitation / Widening (10' to 12ft) of road from Choti Zareen to Choti Bala length=24 km, D.
Rehabilitation/ widening 10'-12' rural roads in various parts of the province costing Rs.
Conservationists and a local authority have commissioned a leading transport expert to examine the case for widening the M6.
Some portions of the highway already have been funded for widening.