Begin a verbal attack, as in In her second letter to the editor she opened fire, saying the reporter had deliberately misquoted her. This idiom alludes to discharging a firearm. [ Mid-1800s ]
- Open flap
open flap n. See flat flap.
noun, Photography. 1. a photographic technique employing a flash fired while the camera shutter is held open.
noun 1. . open fracture n. A fracture in which broken bone fragments lacerate soft tissue and protrude through an open wound in the skin. Also called compound fracture.
noun, Bowling. 1. a frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or a spare.