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go to sea

To become a sailor. No, I think Peter will become a sailor when he grows up—he's wanted to go to sea his whole life.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

go to sea

to become a sailor. I went to sea at an early age. When I get older, I'm going to go to sea too.
See also: go, sea, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Mr Ashraf went to sea on Saturday for the first time in four days, following strong winds.
Putin, expected to easily win the March 14 election, went to sea on board the giant Arkhangelsk submarine on Monday to observe missile launches and flights of strategic bombers.
The son of a Scottish gardener who lacked the social connections to land a commission in the Royal Navy, Jones went to sea at age 13 as a lowly laborer, and quickly excelled as a seaman.
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LIFEBOATMEN Paul Giles and Ivan Parker saluted the people of Coventry and Warwickshire as they went to sea in a vessel many believed could not have been bought so quickly.
Other black colonists spoke Spanish, French, Dutch, or German, depending upon their location, and many went to sea, as Jeffrey Bolster demonstrates in his new book Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail (1997).
Their mother moved with her sons to a farm, where Kendall remained until 1854, when he went to sea with an uncle for two years.
After a few years of schooling he went to sea as a cabin boy and from 1877 until 1886 he was in the merchant marine.
Although training schools existed for both officers and ratings, many still first went to sea without previous training.