Origin of wide-open
How to use wide-open in a sentence
The email appears to have been a relatively common attempt to gain personal information from a wide range of unwitting victims.
When it became too crowded, they moved her into an open casket on the street.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sprawled on chaise lounges with their knees high in the air and their legs spread wide.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Now it can't open on my phone due to what appears to be software incompatibility.
Some of them would open up deep splits in core Democratic constituencies.
In cross-section the burrows varied from round (three inches in diameter) to oval (three inches high and four inches wide).Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
Let them open their minds to us, let them put upon permanent record the significance of all their intrigues and manœuvres.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Her eyes, for a moment, fixed themselves with a horrid conviction of a wide and nameless treachery.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The doors (Indian bungalows have hardly any windows, each door being half glass) were open front and back.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
It was close upon twelve o'clock, and the "Rooms" had been open to the public for two hours.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for wide-open
Other Idioms and Phrases with wide-open
Unresolved, unsettled, as in The fate of that former colony is still wide open. [Mid-1900s]
Unprotected or vulnerable, as in That remark about immigrants left him wide open to hostile criticism. This expression originated in boxing, where it signifies being off one's guard and open to an opponent's punches. It began to be used more broadly about 1940. Also see leave open.