cast your net wider

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cast (one's) net wider

To broaden one's search or criteria for something, thus giving oneself more options. A: "I don't know why John has only applied to Ivy League schools when he only has average grades." B: "I know, I've told him to cast his net wider."
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cast your net wider

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cast the net wider

COMMON If you cast your net wider or cast the net wider, you include a larger number of people or things, especially when considering or choosing someone or something. The easiest way to find members is through friends of friends but if you want to cast the net wider, put an ad in your local bookshop. We will cast the net wider to look at other factors too. Note: You can also say that you cast your net wide, meaning that you include a large number of people or things. Clarke, as director of training, decided to cast the net wide in the search for the best candidates. England's selectors have been careful to cast their net wide to prepare for the World Cup. Note: The verb spread is sometimes used instead of cast. Ferguson advised him to spread the net wide in his search for players. Police had searched the local area and found nothing so they were spreading their net wider.
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However, intelligence source said, the motive was information gathering and cast the net wider.
He wants the Baggies to cast the net wider all around the world, but admits some continents are harder than other to recruit from.
WeRehearse is designed to help actors rehearse their auditions and scenes with other actors all over the world, but attracted the support of TV Star Jimmy Akingbola (Baron Reiter from CW's Arrow) who opted to use the system to cast the net wider to find talent for his MonologueSlam showcase.
More than 40 readers have so far signed up in Barry, Penarth and Llantwit Major, but organisers are keen to cast the net wider.
The Engineering Council and the professional engineering institutions must cast the net wider in terms of identifying and including as members of the profession people who already have engineering skills.
Kilkenny boss Brian Cody has cast the net wider than usual in this League campaign, even omitting the rampant Colin Fennelly from his 26-man panel last weekend after he had scored 3-5 from play against Tipperary.
Cast the net wider and look at jobs you might not have thought of.
For older horses the biggest races are packed towards the middle and end of the Flat season and now that not all his best three-year-olds are retired to stud each year, O'Brien can cast the net wider for opportunities.
For example, "B99" had previously been the target of EU ire, but the rules will now cast the net wider by penalizing all U.
A chance conversation with Ruthin auctioneer Emyr Lloyd led him to Mr Dyke, and they decided to cast the net wider across North Wales.
A decision to cast the net wider by seeking more nominations for the long-list, particularly from community and science and technology sectors, meant that this year's judges faced a far more difficult task in sifting through the various contenders.
Big sister Alex and Lettie's housemates decide that the only thing for it is to cast the net wider and place a personal ad in The Times.
Inter Link would want to cast the net wider among potential buyers rather than settle for the likely suspects from trade or private equity houses," said Peacock.
one way he offers tenants a good office for their money is to cast the net wider than New York City.