widen (one's) horizons

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widen (one's) horizons

To have or seek out new experiences, especially if one's experiences have been relatively limited. I'm really nervous to live at school, but I know I need to widen my horizons and get some experience living without my family. I can't believe that Molly has never left the state before! She seriously needs to widen her horizons!
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widened and carpeted at a cost of Rs 118.792 million while 17 kilometre Pindi Bhattian-Beranwala road via Mustafabad is also being carpeted with Rs 143.199 million.
Greece's credit default swap (CDS) spreads widened almost 57% in the last three months of 2011.
The spread over US Treasuries widened to 222, the biggest gap since March, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
The overall trade deficit, which includes services as well as goods, widened from pounds 4 billion to pounds 4.1 billion.
Britain's total trade deficit, which includes services, also widened sharply to its highest in almost five years, denting hopes that exports will be able to drive growth as the government and consumers rein in spending.
The section between junction 27, near Epping in Essex, and junction 30, near Aveley in Essex, will also be widened to four lanes, while the Hatfield Tunnel on the A1 (M) will be refurbished.
The pay gap had been shrinking, from 13.6 per cent of earnings in 2003 to 11.8 per cent in 2005, but last year it widened to 12.2 per cent - with the gap at director level widening from 20 per cent to 23 per cent.
Operating earnings totaled C$38.6 million, widened from C$6.6 million in the year-ago quarter.
The elevated IRT station will have its mezzanine expanded and its vertical circulation points widened to alleviate current crowding.
To overcome this, the M62 should remain at three lanes over this junction, and widen to five lanes to accommodate the M6 traffic up to Junction 11, then widened to four lanes all the way to the M60 at Barton.
This 1.9-mile stretch of roadway was formerly State Highway 183 and was constructed in 1939 and widened in the 1950s.
"In fact, in some of the areas where we already got it widened ...
The machine's operator station also can be placed in offset position on the left or right when that side of the road is being widened.
"For many groups, the digital divide has widened as the information 'haves' outpace the 'have nots' in gaining access to electronic resources," it said.
Over this same period, the ice stream widened by 4 km, much more than researchers had anticipated.