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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And reports in Turkey suggest Bonatini is on Galatasaray's hit-list as they cast their net wide for striking options.
The Gunners mouthpiece further said they would cast their net wide and look for long term appointments after the six months contract has elapsed with their new coach.
The team is in the casting stages and have cast their net wide for actors from the world of Indian cinema, Hollywood and across the globe.
CLIFTONVILLE will cast their net wide as they seek a successor to Gerard Lyttle, who was named new Sligo Rovers manager on Friday.
The Bluebirds need to be ambitious, to cast their net wide and make the right appointment.
The Light Blues gaffer is unfazed at suggestions the club could cast their net wide this summer for a manager to rebuild the first-team squad.
Afridi warned that predators cast their net wide to target adolescents as young as 11.
Speaking in Delaware, Ohio, the First Lady encouraged people to 'cast their net wide' when it comes to reminding potential supporters to vote.
However, it is heartening that police are in hot pursuit to nab the culprits as they have cast their net wide.
Hopefully Cheltenham will cast their net wide in canvassing opinion on how its totemic status and high standards can be maintained.
Offering plenty to talk about, these stones cast their net wide to look at teens of different nationalities and skin colors who deal with a host of issues all with hopes for a better world.
The Baa-baas, shorn of British strength by the Lions tour, have cast their net wide. South Africans Gary Teichmann, Joost van der Westhuizen, Bobby Skinstad and Percy Montgomery, Australians David Wilson, Jason Little and Pat Howard, and French star Thomas Castaignede have accepted invitations.
POLICE, lifeboatmen and Coastguards had to cast their net wide in an early morning chase after a prawn- fishing boat began playing dodgems with other sea-farers.
Even as local developers cast their net wide, they could be facing a run for their money from projects in London and even Continental Europe.
They have been long-time admirers of Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, although could face competition for the highly-rated 20-yearold Serbia international, but are likely to cast their net wide and keep their options open come the opening of the summer transfer window.