open season


open season

noun

: a time of year when it is legal to kill certain fish or animals

: a time when someone or something is being attacked or criticized by many people

Full Definition of OPEN SEASON

1
:  a period when it is legal to kill or catch game or fish protected at other times by law
2
:  a time during which someone or something is the object of sustained attack or criticism

First Known Use of OPEN SEASON

circa 1890

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