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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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Sky's subscribers dipped from 9.5m in 2012 to 8.6m this year, not counting those who bought short-term Now TV passes, and the broadcaster is keen to cast the net wider. That's where YouTube comes in.
We have often expressed the need to cast the net wider and not rely only on track and field events for medals, hence the significance of the early beach volleyball, taekwondo and mountain bike medals.These medallists have shown promise and just need additional funding and exposure to help them fight for the podium in Tokyo.
Ross is still searching for another left-back but has admitted that he missed out on four targets on Premier League/Championship deadline day last week, forcing him to cast the net wider.
Ross is still searching for another left-back but admitted in the week that he missed out on four targets on Premier League/Championship deadline day last week, forcing him to cast the net wider. "We are still trying still working our way through the list and we are quite far down the ones that we identified, then it becomes about how available they are - and that can change," he said.
As a result, Arsenal have begun to cast the net wider. And they have opened talks with Real over Spain international Vazquez (above), surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu.
Insurance companies recognize the need to cast the net wider ?
It's thought Nuno is keen to cast the net wider as he looks for offensive reinforcements that will keep Wolves in the top flight.
However, intelligence source said, the motive was information gathering and cast the net wider. Post-Pathankot, army authorities issued fresh guidelines regarding use of instant messenger, WhatsApp, under which a personnel can use a WhatsApp account in their individual name without disclosing their actual identity.
Further, we launched an online lending and deposit platform to cast the net wider to attract more customers to the Bank.
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.
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.