open wound n.
A wound in which the injured tissues are exposed to the air.
Opponents cite the 9/11 tragedy and its connection to Islamic fundamentalism, and say the mosque is salt in America's open wound.
Having a tube jabbed into an open wound in your throat is clearly not pleasant.
Theirs is an open wound that will not heal until they know what really happened to Meredith.
The group, which has 18,000 members from 79 countries, says canonizing John Paul II is like “pouring salt into an open wound.”
It is idle to say peace when there is no peace; and the concealed imposthume is more dangerous than an open wound.
The open wound in the forehead of the slain Christian shone like a diadem.
The essential feature of a compound fracture is the existence of an open wound leading down to the break in the bone.
It was as if he had probed at an open wound with clumsy fingers.
The caps then appear from an open wound when such an exit is present.
Fardet screamed out, for the rope had bitten into his open wound.