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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Some retailers have even spread their net wide to overseas markets -- India, for instance -- to stay on top of the supply situation.
Publishers Parthian of Cardigan spread their net wide to catch quality writers from beyond as well as within Wales.
Sunderland could also spread their net wide and look to attract a world footballing figure to lead the club.
Fish has certainly done wonders for the brain power of one company's workers as they spread their net wide and collected a haul of new qualifications.
A top hurling official has given the strongest indication yet that the Board may be willing to spread their net wide and look outside Kilkenny for a successor.