One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Search for suitable options or candidates in a specified way.‘Martin vowed he would cast the net far and wide in the search for the best person’‘he is prepared to cast his net wide to find workable solutions’
- ‘The solution is to cast your net broadly, targeting a large number of less popular keywords.’
- ‘The trick is to know where to cast the net.’
- ‘Detective Inspector Pete Martin said: "We have to cast our net over a huge area".’
- ‘In the beginning we cast our net quiet wide, with people coming from West Cumbria to work here.’
- ‘The book casts its net widely, aiming at different demographics.’
- ‘At the same time, Damascus cast its net out for allies.’
- ‘The Congress cast its net more widely to effect a more general equilibrium.’
- ‘Tim Easterby casts his net wide for winners tomorrow.’
- ‘With fewer girls in Mae Sai leaving for the bright lights of Bangkok, agents have cast their nets wider.’
- ‘That enables the company to cast its net across its 300-plus employees.’
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