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
noun 1. Mathematics. an equation or inequality containing one or more variables in which its truth or falsehood depends upon the values assumed by the variables in a particular instance, as the equation x + 3 = 8. 2. Logic. a propositional function that contains a free variable, as “ x is a man.”. noun […]
[oh-puh n-shelf] /ˈoʊ pənˈʃɛlf/ adjective 1. .