expand | broaden | widen your horizons

Meaning: If you expand your horizons, you broaden your outlook on life and its possibilities.

For example:

  • It's a great idea for young people to travel because it can really expand their horizons.

  • Louise reckons books broadened her horizons more than anything because they really helped her to find new ways of looking at the world.

Note: The three forms of this idiom are: "expand your horizons", "broaden your horizons" and "widen your horizons".

Quick Quiz:

Most people think that one of the best ways to widen your horizons is to

a. play computer games

b. read comic books

c. travel to foreign countries

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Contributor: Matt Errey