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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 widen or expand something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "broaden" and "out." They want to knock down a wall and broaden their kitchen out. I'm doing these exercises to broaden out my shoulders.
See also: broaden, out

travel broadens the mind

proverb One gains greater perspective on and knowledge about the world, other people, and oneself when one travels to different places. A: "I was thinking about taking a year off of work and traveling around Europe." B: "I think that sounds great. Travel broadens the mind, after all." A: "Why is Uncle Jamie so narrow-minded?" B: "Well, part of the reason is that travel broadens the mind, and he's never stepped foot outside of this town."
See also: broaden, mind, travel
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

broaden out

to become wider; to expand. The river broadened out and became deeper. The road broadens out here.
See also: broaden, out

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The tax amnesty scheme will further be simplified after getting guidance from Adviser to PM on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh for the objective of broadening of tax base instead of introducing it as one time revenue measure,' Minister of State for Revenues Hammad Azhar told The News after attending high-powered meeting under chairmanship of Dr Hafeez Shaikh on tax amnesty scheme here on Sunday.
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'We appreciate the good work being done by the tax bar associations and it is our aim to work closely with them for broadening of tax base and further improving the tax regime,' he said.
Haroon Akhtar Khan said tax bar associations served the purpose of think-tanks and their input and proposals would be welcomed in the routine taxpayers outreach activities and seminars conducted by FBR for broadening of tax base and improving tax collection.
"Tehran and Moscow are to broaden the scope of bilateral cooperation in nuclear related activities, implementation of the JCPOA, fight against terrorism, dealing with Syrian crises, broadening economic cooperation," President Rouhani said.
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Online courses are increasingly seen as a viable way to expand the number and types of courses offered and broadening access to key courses, particularly in small and rural schools.
[paragraph] 2 One of the most straightforward ways patent owners can expand the limited monopoly of a patent is by seeking increased claim scope via one or more broadening reissue patent applications.
"Unfortunately, Ata Jurt party leaders found broadening of the parliamentary coalition of the majority premature," Prime Minister's Adviser Farid Niyazov told AKIpress.
Thiruvananthapuram After having opposed broadening of the state's highways a couple of months ago, political parties in Kerala have finally reversed their decision and agreed to the idea of broader roads.
Broadening its existing partnership, Danisco, Copenhagen, Denmark, has extended its licensing agreement with Fonterra Cooperative Group for two probiotic bacteria cultures.
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