the main body of a sea or ocean, especially the part that is outside territorial waters and not enclosed, or partially enclosed, by land.
the middle of the sea as opposed to that abutting land
noun 1. a specific season or time of year when it is legal to catch or hunt for fish or game protected at all other times by the law. 2. a period of time in which a person or thing is exposed to criticism, attack, or recrimination: Election year is open season on all incumbents. […]
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A period of unrestrained criticism or attack on something or someone, as in During an election year it’s open season on all officeholders. This expression alludes to the period during which one may legally hunt or fish. [ ; c. 1900 ]
noun 1. something supposedly secret but actually known quite generally. noun 1. something that is supposed to be secret but is widely known Something that is supposedly clandestine but is in fact widely known, as in It’s an open secret that both their children are adopted. This expression originated as the title of a Spanish […]
noun 1. any marvelously effective means for bringing about a desired result: Wealth is the open sesame to happiness. noun 1. a very successful means of achieving a result