Definition of open door adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    open door

    BrE BrE//ˌəʊpən ˈdɔː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊpən ˈdɔːr//
    open-door [only before noun]
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  1. 1(of a policy, system, principle, etc.) allowing people or goods freedom to come into a country; allowing people to go to a place or get information without restrictions the country’s open-door policy for refugees You are welcome to visit the school at any time; we have an open-door policy.
  2. 2a policy within a company or other organization designed to allow people to freely communicate with the people in charge We operate an open-door policy here, and are always willing to listen to our students' suggestions.
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