open door


noun

the policy of admitting people of all nationalities or ethnic groups to a country upon equal terms, as for immigration.
the policy or practice of trading with all nations on an equal basis.
admission or access; unrestricted opportunity: His experience had given him an open door to success in his field.

Nearby words

  1. open dating,
  2. open day,
  3. open diapason,
  4. open die,
  5. open dislocation,
  6. open doors,
  7. open drainage,
  8. open drop anesthesia,
  9. open drop technique,
  10. open educational resource

Origin of open door

First recorded in 1520–30

Related formso·pen-door, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for open doors

open door

noun

a policy or practice by which a nation grants opportunities for trade to all other nations equally
free and unrestricted admission

adjective open-door

open to all; accessible
(in industrial relations) designating a policy of management being prepared to talk to workers in the office at any time
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Idioms and Phrases with open doors

open doors

see open the door to.

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