open sea son

open season

noun
1.
a specific season or time of year when it is legal to catch or hunt for fish or game protected at all other times by the law.
2.
a period of time in which a person or thing is exposed to criticism, attack, or recrimination: Election year is open season on all incumbents.

Origin:
1895–1900, Americanism

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open season
 
n
1.  a specified period of time in the year when it is legal to hunt or kill game or fish protected at other times by law
2.  (often foll by on) a time when criticism or mistreatment is common: open season on women employees

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