expand (one's) horizons

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expand (one's) horizons

To have or seek out new experiences, especially if one's experiences have been relatively limited. I'm really nervous to live at school, but I know I need to expand my horizons and get some experience living without my family. I can't believe that Molly has never left the state before! She seriously needs to expand her horizons!
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expand one's horizons

Fig. to experience and learn new things. Read more! Travel! Go out and expand your horizons!
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Madeleine said: "I thought would be an excellent way for me to expand my horizons, experience a different culture, and put my best efforts into helping the local community." Business Impact is helping raise the funds needed for Madeleine take part.
IT GIVES ME RESOURCES for both my personal and professional life that I can employ to maximize my potential, expand my horizons, and explore opportunities I may not have otherwise known existed.
I have been fortunate to work for good companies that have allowed me to hone my skills and expand my horizons.
Semeniako's goal, he indicates, is not to record reality (other photographers do that very well), but to "provoke" it--"once the technique allows me to expand my horizons, it's no longer just a process but a way of rewriting the world." There is clearly no set formula for this act of (re)creation: each site--and sight--generates a particular form of intervention, from the most discreet emanations of light that seem to originate in the very rocks or trees that they envelop, to the most deliberate calligraphic gestures, alternately highlighting and counterpointing sculptures, columns, and other man-made elements.