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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 (something) into (something)

1. To become larger or more extensive. Don't pull the cord on that, or it will expand into a raft!
2. To make something larger or more extensive. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "expand" and "into." Don't expand that into a raft just yet—wait till we get to the lake. The publisher wants me to expand my short story into a novella.
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expand (up)on (something)

To discuss a topic in more detail. This is such an important point that I'd like you to expand upon it when you revise your paper.
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expand into something

to grow into something; to enlarge into something. The little problem expanded into a big one in no time at all. In no time at all, the vegetable garden had expanded into a small farm.
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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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expand something into something

to enlarge something into something; to make something grow into something. She expanded her business into a national company. I would like to build on an addition to expand this room into a more usable space.
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expand (up)on something

 and enlarge (up)on something
Fig. to add detail to a report about something; to say more about something. Would you please expand upon that last remark? Would you care to enlarge upon your remarks?
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We see numerous synergies between EMCO's European operations and our North American expanded metal activities.
Expanded platform support, including Network Appliance(R)
Expanded dataset reporting expands the High Level Qualifier and application level reporting and analysis to simplify the IT professional's need to audit dataset summary reporting, as well as expanded reporting on HSM activity and HSM resource requirements.
The expanded JV will produce Cummins B, C and L Series four- to nine-liter mechanical and full-electronic diesel engines, covering a comprehensive power range from 100 to 370 horsepower.
In this expanded joint venture, Cummins will transfer the latest and most advanced full-electronic diesel engine platform, meeting emissions standards up to Euro 4 in the automotive sector and Tier 3 in the industrial sector.
This facility's $15-million building project will include an emergency department renovation, a new outpatient care center, a medical office building, additional medical-surgical beds, advanced imaging technology and expanded parking.
The Men's Apparel Department will offer an expanded leather footwear selection, including popular Justin boots and Ariat leather footwear, while still offering the core footwear brands Wolverine and Georgia Boot.
Our newly expanded Apparel Departments will feature more regionalized product assortments to capitalize on the demands and brand preferences of our customers and to better serve their needs.
The acquisition of Expanded Systems has an immediate impact on the assurance of our long term success.
The synergies created by the acquisition of Expanded by Cormax will assist in the development of Cormax's Long Term Business Plan.
In making the announcement, American City Business Journals chairman and CEO Ray Shaw noted that the expanded publication will include all current employees of the two papers.
Shaw said he expects the merger, and the integration of the two papers into the new, expanded PSBJ, to take place by the end of the year.
Additionally, the existing PJM regional market would be expanded to cover the PJM West operating territory.
0 has expanded in capacity with 192 extensions and 48 IP ports.
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