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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Your story on Danny Boyle's venture into the heart of Mumbai's slums "Off the beaten track" made interesting reading, also since I was born and lived in the city for over twenty years before moving abroad to seek my fortune. The big, unmanageable, and nostalgic metropolis is still very dear to most of us Mumbai-ites as we still remember the flavors, aromas and the stifling atmosphere of the old city.