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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
1850-1855
1850-55
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British Dictionary definitions for wideopen

wide-open

adjective (wide open when postpositive)
1.
open to the full extent
2.
(postpositive) exposed to attack; vulnerable
3.
uncertain as to outcome
4.
(US, informal) (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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