open door


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

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Other Words from open door

open-door \ ˈō-​pən-​ˈdȯr How to pronounce open-door (audio) \ adjective

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West Country Trilogy Jonathan Keeble's narrative ability, reserved and cultivated in general narrative, opens doors to the past. Dallas News, "Don't let a bad reader ruin your audiobook experience: Here are recordings to savor — and to avoid," 20 Aug. 2019 Letting your emotions or your ego take over will not open doors and probably will bring about an unexpected and unwanted turn of events. Eugenia Last, The Mercury News, "Horoscopes: July 18, 2019," 18 July 2019 The sleek and spacious interior fits four passengers comfortably, with rear-opening doors offering easy access to its two rows of seats. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "A First Look Inside Uber's Flying Taxis," 11 June 2019 Well, that was like running through open doors for me. Stephanie Petit,, "Michelle Obama Just Gave Meghan Markle Advice on Being a New Mom — and It Left Her 'Speechless'," 29 July 2019 Well, that was like running through open doors for me. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Why Meghan Markle Won't Appear on the Cover of British Vogue," 29 July 2019 The district received multiple media requests for information under the state’s open door law. Carole Carlson, Post-Tribune, "Authority, public accountability rests with Gary emergency manager," 6 June 2019 To be a success with my kids and my granddaughter, and to be able to keep on pushing open doors, and now to work on my own brand. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Carine Roitfeld, in Her Own Words," 31 May 2019 Some states and cities have started post-legalization initiatives to expunge criminal records and open doors in the cannabis business for people with pot convictions. Jennifer Peltz, The Seattle Times, "Pot ‘legalization 2.0’: Social equity becomes a key question," 20 May 2019

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First Known Use of open door

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of open door was in 1526

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Nglish: Translation of open door for Spanish Speakers

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