lay oneself open

Definition of lay oneself open

:to expose oneself (to something, such as criticism)
  • He laid himself open to criticism with his remarks.

Word by Word Definitions

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self

open play
  1. : having no enclosing or confining barrier : accessible on all or nearly all sides

  2. : being in a position or adjustment to permit passage : not shut or locked

  3. : having a barrier (such as a door) so adjusted as to allow passage

  1. : to move (something, such as a door) from a closed position

  2. : to make available for entry or passage by turning back (something, such as a barrier) or removing (something, such as a cover or an obstruction)

  3. : to make available for or active in a regular function

  1. : opening

  2. : open and unobstructed space: such as

  3. : open air


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