open door

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

Origin of open door

First recorded in 1520–30
Related formso·pen-door, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for open doors

open door

  1. a policy or practice by which a nation grants opportunities for trade to all other nations equally
  2. free and unrestricted admission
adjective open-door
  1. open to all; accessible
  2. (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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