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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ONCE upon a time, two little Fairies went out into the world, to seek their fortune.
as it is almost everywhere at this day, except Tartary), there is no danger of inundations of people; but when there be great shoals of people, which go on to populate, without foreseeing means of life and sustentation, it is of necessity that once in an age or two, they discharge a portion of their people upon other nations; which the ancient northern people were wont to do by lot; casting lots what part should stay at home, and what should seek their fortunes.
After the Civil War, bickering brothers Jamey and Jake Galloway set out from Serenity Falls, Texas to seek their fortune at poker tables across the west.
Along the way, Alexander meets people who have headed north to discover adventure and seek their fortune.
Think-tank Policy Exchange is suggesting residents in deprived towns should be encouraged to follow Dick Whittington's example and head to the capital to seek their fortune.
There's only one humane and honest way to stop desperately poor workers from coming north to seek their fortune, and it's not by building a 692- mile wall or increasing the penalties for illegal border-crossers or rounding up all the the brown folk for immigration checks.
Boszormenyi graduated in 1968 and gained prominence three years later with the release of "Birdies" (Madarkak), a tender satire on the lives and loves of two country girls who move to the big city of Budapest to seek their fortune.
A generational strategy, familiar to students of Latin American peasants, also existed by which single, young adult free coloreds from rural families left home to seek their fortune in urban areas and, if successful, they then married and returned to the countryside.
The 64-year-old clergyman is proud of his Irish roots and entertained many immigrants who went to America to seek their fortune and a better life.
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Good luck to those Scots who have gone to seek their fortune in Poland.
Their motivation is to seek their fortune, and good for them.
This was relayed down the ages from his wife who said: "Archie used to know the different writing on envelopes addressed to their sweethearts by lovers who had gone far away over the foam to seek their fortune.
It tells the tale of brother and sister Nicholas and Kate, who go to London to seek their fortune under the watchful eye of their uncle Ralph Nickleby.