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open door

noun
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
1520-1530
1520-30
Related forms
open-door, adjective
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Examples for open door
  • Both the open door and the shut door are present simultaneously.
  • We give them free admission through our open door into the largest and best market in the whole world.
  • We have also received flat rejections with no open door for a resubmission.
  • It was altogether charming, but the prettiest thing of all was a little maiden standing at the open door of the castle.
  • With that, shaking himself clear of these considerations, he found the keys and advanced toward the open door of the shop.
  • Nearly all country clubs have, however, one open door-unknown to city ones.
  • Some time it may prove to be a door, a great open door to you.
  • She stood behind the door, looking at the open door of the parlour.
  • If the temperature in the room with the open door falls below a certain level, the digital world automatically turns on the heat.
British Dictionary definitions for open door

open door

noun
1.
a policy or practice by which a nation grants opportunities for trade to all other nations equally
2.
free and unrestricted admission
adjective
3.
open to all; accessible
4.
(in industrial relations) designating a policy of management being prepared to talk to workers in the office at any time
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