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lay openIn Japan and South Korea, to publish a patent for initial public review, prior to the formal application for registration.Rate it:

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lay opento discloseRate it:

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lay openrevealRate it:

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keep a weather eye openTo maintain a background awareness of something; to remain alert to changes without it occupying your full attention.Rate it:

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keep an eye openTo maintain vigilance for someone or something.Rate it:

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keep an eye openTo maintain vigilance for a possibly dangerous situation.Rate it:

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keep a weather eye openTo be alert; to concentrate on a matter in hand.Rate it:

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a golden key can open any doorSufficient money can accomplish anything.Rate it:

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be an open bookOne's life and times can be an open book by simply sharing, answering queries, being forthright, carrying no baggage or disagreements.Rate it:

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keep one's options openTo not commit to a decision, to keep various options available.Rate it:

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kicking at an open doorA redundant activity.Rate it:

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open a can of whoop assA good-humored threat of physical harm.Rate it:

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open a can of whoop assI'm gonna open up a can of whoop-ass on ya.Rate it:

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open bookSomething of which salient aspects are obvious or easily interpreted.Rate it:

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open bookA person who through naivete responds candidly to questions or openly displays their emotions or intentions.Rate it:

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open bookAn open book decomposition.Rate it:

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open bookAn inside angle in the rock.Rate it:

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open doorsTo lead to opportunities or (social) advantages.Rate it:

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open endedwithout definite limitsRate it:

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open fireTo begin firing at something or someone.Rate it:

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open one's big mouthTo speak about things, when it would be better to stay silent.Rate it:

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open one's legsTo open oneself up to sexual intercourse.Rate it:

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open prisonpenal institutionRate it:

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open seasonA period of time during the calendar year when authorities within a jurisdiction permit the unrestricted hunting of one or more kinds of animal wildlife.Rate it:

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open seasonA situation in which someone is endangered, blamed, harassed, or opposed in a sustained manner by a number of others; a situation in which something is endangered or otherwise opposed.Rate it:

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open seasonA situation in which or period of time during which some activity or circumstance routinely occurs.Rate it:

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open sesameopen up!Rate it:

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open someone's eyesTo become or be made aware of something that was not known or fully understood before.Rate it:

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open the battingTo be one of a pair of cricketers that start a side's innings, who are also known as the opening pair or openers.Rate it:

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open the battingBy extension, to commence proceedings.Rate it:

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open the floodgatesTo allow some action to proceed more swiftly or to a greater extentRate it:

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open the kimonoTo reveal details of one's business operations.Rate it:

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open upTo open.Rate it:

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open upTo reveal oneself; to become communicative.Rate it:

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open upTo commence firing weapons.Rate it:

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open wideTo open one's mouth wideRate it:

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open-armedHaving one's arms open and apartRate it:

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open-armedcordial; friendly; welcomingRate it:

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open-door policyA policy or usual practice, by a person in authority, of permitting subordinates or constituents to visit his or her office unannounced and at any reasonable time for the purpose of discussing matters of concern.Rate it:

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open-door policyA governmental policy of encouraging immigration or of permitting increased access by foreigners for purposes of tourism, trade, investment, etc.Rate it:

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push against an open doorTo do something pointless or unnecessary; to try doing something already done.Rate it:

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to be an open bookAn individual's life can be unrestricted in intimate details and become as an open book.Rate it:

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with open armsWith enthusiasm, as if embracing.Rate it:

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lay lowTo remain hidden or to hide oneself.Rate it:

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lay outTo arrange in a certain way.Rate it:

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lay upTo store; to put by.Rate it:

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lay lowTo knock out; to cause to fall.Rate it:

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lay offFrom employment, e.g. at a time of low business volume, often with a severance package.Rate it:

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lay aboutTo strike blows in all directions.Rate it:

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lay aboutTo set about, with infinitive or gerund.Rate it:

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