wide-open

[wahyd-oh-puh n] /ˈwaɪdˈoʊ pən/
adjective
1.
opened to the full extent:
"a wide-open window."
2.
lacking laws or strict enforcement of laws concerning liquor, vice, gambling, etc.:
"a wide-open town."
Origin
1850–55
Example Sentences for wide-open
Wind turbines function best in wide-open spaces where they can capture airflow unobstructed by buildings or mountains.
In this wide-open career the plebeian suffered for his mediocrity, and the sceptic for his doubt.
And candidates running in a wide-open primary will have to rely on a broader base of contributors.
It can become instead an event wide-open to a variety of experimental manipulations.
Before you set out, find some wide-open sky and give your silicon guide a couple of minutes to itself.
wide-open eyes express a mix of innocence, bewilderment and sadness.
Once upon a time there was a charming tale of a wee little mouse with wide-open eyes and ears as large as saucers.
The landscape is characteristic of wide-open vistas with steep canyon walls and few trees.
British Dictionary definitions for wide-open
wide-open
 
adj
1.  open to the full extent
2.  (postpositive) exposed to attack; vulnerable
3.  uncertain as to outcome
4.  informal (US) (of a town or city) lax in the enforcement of certain laws, esp those relating to the sale and consumption of alcohol, gambling, the control of vice, etc

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