wide open

wide open (comparative wider open, superlative widest open)

  1. completely open
    The front door was wide open.
    • 1922, Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
      It was a bright, sunny morning, and the windows stood wide open.
  2. having no laws or law enforcement
    It was a wide open frontier town before the railroad came.
  3. unsettled or unresolved
    The fate of the loan sailor is still wide open.
  4. vulnerable or unprotected
    He left himself wide open to criticism.
  5. (sports) without the presence of opponents nearby
    He was wide open and scored easily after receiving the pass.
  6. (finance) of the situation at the beginning of trading when there is a large spread between bid and ask prices
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