open season

noun

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of open season was circa 1890

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open season

noun

English Language Learners Definition of open season

: 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

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