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Definition of open season noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    open season

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  1. 1open season (for something) the time in the year when it is legal to hunt and kill particular animals or birds, or to catch fish, for sport opposite closed season
  2. 2open season for/on somebody/something a time when there are no restrictions on criticizing particular groups of people or treating them unfairly It seems to be open season on teachers now.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: open season