cast (one's) net wide

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cast (one's) net wide

To consider a variety of options. I always encourage my students to cast their nets wide when contemplating potential careers.
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cast/spread your net ˈwide

consider a wide range of possibilities or cover a large area, especially to try to find somebody/something: Unless we spread our net a bit wider, this company will never get enough business.
See also: cast, net, spread, wide
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If Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapentildea intends to pursue a lifestyle check in connection with accusations of unexplained wealth, he must cast his net wide, to include other BOC personnel.
Tommy Sloan has cast his net wide for a remedy - bringing back Sean McIlroy from the brilliantly named Dandenong Thunder in Melbourne.
But he is not at the top of Sunderland's wishlist, although Congerton may have to cast his net wide if he cannot convince either leading contenders Sam Allardyce or Burnley's Sean Dyche to take over on Wearside.
The Treharris-born, university-educated engineer cast his net wide, hauling in coal mining, physics, maths, philosophy, Bible studies, religion and the power of prayer, councillors, charities, immigration and cottage hospitals.
Irvine, 55, has played a prominent role at Finch Farm, helping the progress of exciting youngsters such as Ross Barkley, Ryan Ledson and Liam Walsh, and Martinez will cast his net wide to find someone capable of continuing his crucial work.
Irvine has played a prominent role at Finch Farm, helping the progress of exciting youngsters such as Ross Barkley, Ryan Ledson and Liam Walsh, and Martinez will cast his net wide to find someone to continue his crucial work.
Ireland cast his net wide for texts, from the Pre-Raphaelite romanticism of Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Aldous Huxley's 20th century irony, so there's variety of emotion and mood.
However, Pargat is ready to cast his net wide in search for the right candidate.
So, to make sense of the Sea's historic role, King has to cast his net wide, often referring to the Balkan and Caucasus regions as a whole, pointing out that the Black Sea basin drains parts at least of some twenty-two countries and stretches 'from the Alps to the Urals' (an exaggeration: it doesn't reach within 1,000 km of the latter).
Clement cast his net wide; e.g., apart from an anonymous pamphet Against Gambling sometimes attributed to Cyprian, only he mentions the Didache (circa 95AD), the earliest Christian manual on ethics and church routine.
The Manchester United boss has cast his net wide and three of the candidates - Mark Viduka, Alan Smith and Nicolas Anelka - were last night afforded their chance to impress.
Although relatively untested at the highest level, Moyes nevertheless has demonstrated his intention to break the chains of mediocrity which burdened the shoulders of his predecessor Walter Smith, and has cast his net wide during the summer break to bring new faces to Merseyside.
Thompson heads the Center for the Study of Popular Culture, and reporters encourage him to cast his net wide. On a single day in February, he was quoted in The New York Times' "Circuits" section on Internet shopping and in its sports section on the XFL.
In the meantime, Marion Barry, a mayor whose passion for efficient government knows no bounds, cast his net wide for someone to put the department back on course.
Any deal for the 32-year-old would depend on the Blues reaching a compromise with City over his wages, and Martinez insists he will continue to cast his net wide.