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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Instead the gains have been limited to select locations, with investors not too willing to cast their nets wide.
MORE evidence, following last month's hilarious No Holds Bard, that the demise of Still Game has been a good thing for Scottish comedy, forcing Beeb thinkers to cast their nets wide.
What they do not want is for police officers to go out on fishing expeditions where they cast their nets wide and see what they get back.
Twenty funds launched this year were focused on the MENA region, another six purely on the Gulf, 12 on Saudi Arabia and five on Egypt, suggesting that asset managers continue to cast their nets wide to capture the best performing companies across the region or in larger markets.