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.
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Events deliver for the city and it is crucially important that we cast our net wide and continue to attract and deliver major events all year.
Kevin McGee, chief executive at George Eliot hospital, said: "We want to make sure that the best possible partner is found for George Eliot and that is why we have cast our net wide across the NHS and independent sector to pull in the best possible expertise to protect and develop services for local people.
In true futurist fashion, we've tried to cast our net wide. We begin with a broad discussion about the new relationship between individuals and institutions.
"We cast our net wide and watch as many games as possible at all levels.
"While the right ideas might sometimes be found in Wales, we need to recognise that as a small country, with big ideas and ambitions, we need to cast our net wide to win intellectual property and inward investment from all over the world."
After talking with Sir Alex and Andy Roxburgh, we have cast our net wide."