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.
See also: net, spread, wide
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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.
See also: cast, net, spread, wide
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The tribunal said, 'We have spread our net wide and made reference to Chapter Four on the Bills of Rights, Article 10, Article 28 and Article 73'.