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- wide-open (attributive, before noun)
- completely open
- The front door was wide open.
- having no laws or law enforcement
- It was a wide open frontier town before the railroad came.
- 2001, Monroe Dodd, Christmastime in Kansas City (page 85)
- One hundred thirty-eight sellers and buyers were jailed. Even efforts like that were to no avail in a wide-open town where rackets flourished […]
- unsettled or unresolved
- The fate of the loan sailor is still wide open.
- vulnerable or unprotected
- He left himself wide open to criticism.
- (sports) without the presence of opponents nearby
- He was wide open and scored easily after receiving the pass.
- (finance) of the situation at the beginning of trading when there is a large spread between bid and ask prices
spread between bid and ask