opened to the full extent: a wide-open window.
lacking laws or strict enforcement of laws concerning liquor, vice, gambling, etc.: a wide-open town.


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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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