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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!
See also: expand, horizon

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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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!
See also: expand, horizon

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?
See also: expand, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The bank said that it has expanded its operations in the region through the acquisition of Stoker Ostler Wealth Advisors, a wealth management firm in Arizona.
The purpose behind the revised VFC program, according to the DOL, is to update, simplify and expand the program.
A man with a deep respect for anyone willing to put in a hard day's work, he ran his business with a couple of goals in mind: to create job security for his employees and to expand his equipment fleet to make his first goal possible.
The drastic difference in numbers is why some larger recyclers advocate a centralized system for "other" bottle recycling as a means to expand total collections, Karl Mockros, vice president of Recycle America Alliance (RAA), Houston, says.
MacKenzie's most recent expanded cinema work, Parallax, is a dual-projector performance that employs two antique analytic projectors and draws from a large personal collection of old industrial and educational films.
DafMex (Dameron Alloy Foundries in Mexico), Mexicali, Mexico, poured its first casting in May, and has continued to produce stainless steel components for the pump and valve markets with plans to expand into other alloys and markets.
This expanded sales, marketing, and development relationship brings the breadth of Adobe's document services together with the cross functional scalability of IBM software offerings to customers worldwide.
The company currently publishes content from newsletters in ten categories, including legal, pharmaceuticals, information technology and e-commerce, with plans for additional categories as operations expanded.
Fortunately, the new law in effect expands the Court's narrow interpretation by providing additional specific criteria that will permit more taxpayers to meet the principal place of business definition.
A ceramic dish taken from the freezer and thrust into a hot oven splits apart because some parts heat up and expand faster than others.
Finally, the law expands the circumstances under which a TAO may be issued if a taxpayer is suffering from or about to suffer from a significant hardship.
The acquisition expands Lloyd's material testing capabilities with the addition of rheological, melt flow viscosity, friction, film and density measurement instruments under the Davenport name.
These solutions are based on mySAP.com solutions, which are further refined by experienced SAP partners participating in a global partner program that expands upon the successful partner program.
This energy would also act as an antigravitational force, resulting in a cosmos that not only expands forever but may do so at an ever-increasing rate.
significantly liberalizes subchapter S corporation rules, clarifies certain worker classification rules and simplifies and expands retirement plan benefits.