seek (one's) fortune

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seek (one's) fortune

To attempt to make a living or become rich by leaving one's home or original location. She worked as an assistant in the firm for several years before she finally left to seek her fortune as an independent contractor. I felt trapped in such a small town, where opportunities were very scarce for young people, so as soon as I turned 18, I packed up my belongings and moved to New York City to seek my fortune.
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seek your ˈfortune

(literary) try to find a way to become rich, especially by going to another place: At the age of twenty, he decided to emigrate and seek his fortune in Canada. ▶ ˈfortune seeker noun
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4 THINGS TO DO DANCE: SILK by Zendeh at Dance City: Enjoy a day out at Dance City in Newcastle this weekend and hear the story of Sadaf, a young girl who leaves home to seek her fortune.
Her dad George Crossey, 84, said: "She was such an attractive girl and went off to London at the age of 18 to seek her fortune, joining a modelling agency.
She made it to the semi-finals after telling how she had left her two daughters behind in the Far East to seek her fortune in the UK.
There is voluptuous Carmen, who goes on to seek her fortune in Los Angeles, there is Tyrone who uses dance to overcome his other disadvantages, there is Iris, the stuck-up rich kid, and then there is Serena who looks to high-step her way to true love.
Four years after Catherine Zeta Jones left to seek her fortune in Hollywood, the Welsh-born actress is making her mark on the movie industry with a vengeance.
Fenfang has travelled 1,800 miles to seek her fortune in Beijing and has no intention of returning to the sweet potato fields back home.
In the 60s her remarkable voice convinced teachers at Ashington Grammar School that she should seek her fortune as a professional singer and she went on to be principal soprano with the English National Opera Company.