cast around for (someone or something)

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cast around for (someone or something)

To search for or seek something by looking randomly or in many places. (In fishing, "casting" is the act of throwing one's fishing line or net into the water.) Tell Human Resources to cast around for a new assistant for our department. Although Pam has taken classes in a variety of disciplines during her three years at college, she's still casting around for a major.
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cast around for someone or something

 and cast about for someone or something
to seek someone or something; to seek a thought or an idea. (Alludes to a type of person or thing rather than a specific one.) John is casting around for a new cook. The old one quit. Bob is casting about for a new car.
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Labour have been casting around for ideas on Freedom Camping for far too long, Ms Dean says.
Wright has been casting around for a centre midfielder and Willock popped up on his radar.
The upsurge in support for Mr Corbyn has left his opponents within the party casting around for reasons why he is doing so well.
It's easy to forget the eight DUP MPs, but if the Tories are casting around for coalition partners after the election, they could become key players.
McNally last week admitted Norwich would be "delinquent" not to be casting around for alternative managerial candidates, sparking rumours Neil Lennon has been lined up to replace Hughton should Norwich continue to struggle.
That calf-length polyester uniform does absolutely nothing for her (it's a long way from Footballers Wives for Zoe Lucker) but George (Angus Deayton) is already casting around for a new wife and after head teacher Christine knocks him back in alarm, George's eyes alight on the lovely Carol Barry.
A sort of Flashman Papers for women, Whip Smart opens on the disgraced young Englishwoman casting around for career options: "But I must be something
NOW that the war in Libya is just about over, I wonder if David Cameron is desperately casting around for another conflict to involve our forces in?
So we must have every sympathy for the Metquarter, which has so far been one of the standard bearers for Liverpool's retail renaissance, but now finds itself around 75% full, as tenants have found their previously loyal traditional client base casting around for more economical alternatives.
When Hollywood directors are casting around for a bad guy, Mark Strong's name is bound to be on the list of candidates.
Colin Tucker and the council should stop casting around for scapegoats and take action now.
He had a decent role in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire but apart from that he was still casting around for roles.
Warwickshire's situation, casting around for a senior player mid-season, yet again illustrates the difficulties in hiring overseas players in an era when international cricket crops up at virtually all points of the calendar.
When casting around for technology programs developed by the Department of Homeland Security, it's hard to find any "hits.
We can do a great deal worse today in casting around for meaningful politics than look at the manifesto of the SNP which is set shortly to devastate Labour.