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go to sea

To become a sailor. No, I think Peter will become a sailor when he grows up—he's wanted to go to sea his whole life.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

go to sea

to become a sailor. I went to sea at an early age. When I get older, I'm going to go to sea too.
See also: go, sea, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Stevenson contacted the European Commission on behalf of hundreds of British fishermen, kept from going to sea since December last year due to repeated storms.
We don't want to risk our lives," Shaji, a fisherman in Masirah said, adding that they had stopped going to sea for fishing for the last two days and would wait for a few more days.
My Pops used to say: "Gan and get us a cough bottle." The lads would say: "Get me one too." I used to think, them poor fellas, all going to sea with bad coughs.
As a youngster Don Jones had dreamed of going to sea, and it would become the place he would spend most of his working life.
Instructors will teach English from September so ratings know the language before going to sea.
She is also going to sea for the last time in her boat Kingfisher which she sailed 25,000 miles around the world non-stop in 2001 to become an international star.
Everyone was excited about going to sea and seeing the ports, but when the September 11th incident happened, port calls were cancelled.
She said: "When I first started going out with Paul, he was talking about going to sea but I told him I would finish with him if he did.
DESPERATE fishermen are going to sea exhausted in a bid to make enough money to survive.
Additionally, they must maintain their Coast Guard licenses, a nuisance that doesn't even require going to sea. But Congress added a tough new provision: either serve five years in the armed forces or in a "maritime-related career.'