open door

noun
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018

Definition of open door

1 : a recognized right of admittance : freedom of access; also : a policy providing such freedom
2 : a policy giving opportunity for commercial relations with a country to all nations on equal terms

open-door

play \ˈō-pən-ˈdȯr\ adjective

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in the meaning defined at sense 1

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