spread (one's) net wide

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spread (one's) net wide

To consider a variety of options. I always encourage my students to spread their nets wide when contemplating potential careers.
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cast/spread your net ˈwide

consider a wide range of possibilities or cover a large area, especially to try to find somebody/something: Unless we spread our net a bit wider, this company will never get enough business.
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Nisman had made the powers-that-be in Tehran jittery, because a) he was ambitious, honest and a courageous searcher after the truth; b) he was Jewish and had active connections with Israel; and c) in pursuit of his inquiry, he spread his net wide to include contacts with the Israeli Mossad and the American CIA.
Mackay spread his net wide and checked again at Premier League clubs this week, but could not prise out those he wanted.
Hiphop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa didn't limit himself to disc-jockeying strictly from one or two kinds of music but spread his net wide, layering the sounds of funk and disco with European electronic music and rock 'n' roll, creating an entirely new sound.
Denvir does, however, spread his net wide, and even readers fairly familiar with Gaelic poetry will find some rewarding surprises here.