Eye-opener - Something surprising, unexpected which reveals the truth about something or someone.
Keep your options open - If someone's keeping their options open, they aren't going to restrict themselves or rule out any possible course of action.
Open all hours - If a shop or suchlike is open all hours, it only closes, if at all, terribly late.
Open book - If a person is an open book, it is easy to know what they think or how they feel about things.
Open old sores - When a sore is almost healed, and if a person rips or tears it open, it is way of preventing the healing process and further aggravating the pain. This phrase, metaphorically suggests, to revive or reopen a quarrel or enmity which was almost forgotten.
Open old wounds - If you open old wounds, you revive a quarrel or problem that caused a lot of trouble in the past.
Open secret - An open secret is something that is supposed to be secret but is common knowledge.
Open-and-shut - A question or issue that is open-and-shut is easily proved or settled.
Opening a can of worms - If you open a can of worms, you do something that will cause a lot of problems and is, on balance, probably going to cause more trouble than it's worth.
Pushing at an open door - If you're pushing at an open door, you achieve what you want easily because many people agree with you or support you.
Julia's house was open to him in a manner it could not be open to me.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
A Reading Room and Branch Library was opened on Jan. 11, 1864.
"Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham" by Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
The door of the steward's room stood open, and she turned into it, fancying it was empty.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
This portico and all these windows were now wide open, mutely proclaiming welcome to all comers.
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
His eyes were only half open and he did not care to open them more.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
She went down the dark corridor and called the porter, who roused himself, opened the door and hailed the house opposite.
"Marietta" by F. Marion Crawford
Then he moved over to the door, unlocked it, and flung it open.
"The Master Mystery" by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
It is necessary to choose an open spot for the plantation.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
The door at the rear of the platform was opened again and Deacon Abraham Mason, the Rev.
"Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks" by Charles Felton Pidgin
After a moment's hesitation I pushed open the wicket gate, and so found myself in a smaller intimate courtyard of most surprising character.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
A side door opened, and I saw into a lighted room filled with wreaths of smoke.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Is it not a waste of fuel to open the fire-box door to prevent pops from opening?
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
She opened her eyes wide for a second, the next quite openly she laughed at him.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
Most of us living up here have opened its covers, and some of us have read.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
It was absolutely empty, but the piano, which had not been opened for several weeks, was open now.
"Ghosts I Have Seen" by Violet Tweedale
But it was the door that opened, and Lord Bolingbroke opened it.
"The Churches of Paris" by S. Sophia Beale
The jailer opened his mouth to shout a warning, and toppled over on the floor without having spoken.
"Black Star's Campaign" by Johnston McCulley
In the challenge of the knights to the test of Euryanthe's virtue occurs the vigorous phrase with which the overture opens.
"The Complete Opera Book" by Gustav Kobbé
Behind him was the hall door, open; the light lay wan and white there on the gravel, for no sunshine had succeeded the gale.
"In the Roar of the Sea" by Sabine Baring-Gould
The door opened, and the nurse came out, leaving it open behind her.
"The Quest" by Frederik van Eeden
O such a golden heart it has,
Your eyes may never see,
To others it is always shut,
It opens but for me.
"Parables" by Richard Le Gallienne
My Princess! Thou recoilest not from all
Thou must endure, ere I can openly
Claim thee my wife!
"The Spagnoletto. Act IV" by Emma Lazarus
All about stood open porch,
Long-drawn cloister dim;
'Twas a wavering wandering church
Every side of him.
"The Sangreal" by George MacDonald
Open my window to the stars:
The stars are angels' eyes,
The happy angels set to watch
Where my Love lies.
"A Song Of Stars" by Ethel Clifford
I know not if a God be there
To heed my crying sore;
If in the great world anywhere
An ear keeps open door!
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
Over the ruin
See I the promise;
Crisp waves the cornfield,
Peace-walled, the homestead
"The Voyage To Vinland: Bioern's Beckoners" by James Russell Lowell
"Openness can never be open-ended.".
The United States Golf Association is bringing its 100th US Open to golf's greatest Open venue, Pebble Beach Golf Links .
The United States Golf Association is bringing its 100th US Open to golf's greatest Open venue, Pebble Beach Golf Links.
The 32-year-old Spaniard moved to the top of the rankings in 2003 after winning the French Open and reaching the US Open final, where he lost to Andy Roddick.
South Korea's So Yeon Ryu is joint-leader after the opening round of Women's British Open at Hoylake.
After months of preparation and rehearsals and tech, the show is finally open — off to the opening-night party.
Or things could split open, with many sellers competing on an open platform.
New Soccer Field Opens The new soccer field officially opened to teams on Saturday.
"When a female comedian comes up to me and says I opened the door for her, I want to tell her to go f*** herself, I'm still opening doors," Rivers says.
The San Juan Island Grange throws open its doors Friday in a combination 'Open House', April is Grange month, and Arbor Day celebration, beginning at 2:30 pm, at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor.
The Hill and Delta Zones opened Oct 1 and the Southeast Zone opens Oct 15.
The state Division of Natural Resources says the 2012 archery seasons for deer and bear open Saturday, while the wild boar archery season is set to open Oct 13.
Open Arms opens up to the street.
Crafted Artisan Meadery in rural Portage County opened in June, but it will hold its grand opening from 11 am to 7 pm Oct 20.
Each day, we'll highlight one part of what makes the Open the Open.
Since E ◦ is an open set containing η , and F (V ) is an open set such that η ∈ F (V ) (due to (15) and continuity of F at 0), we obtain that G = E ◦ ∩ F (V ) is also a nonempty open set.
Invariant densities for dynamical systems with random switching
Deﬁnition 3.4. A function f : X → Y between G -topological spaces is cal led G -open if for every G -open set U ⊆ X , f (U ) is G -open in Y .
On generalized topological groups
Thus, by the local submersion theorem, Fn is an open map around 0; since moreover Fn is a homomorphism, Fn is an open map, and in particular Fn (G) is open.
Groups and rings definable in d-minimal structures
Thus, G0 is contained in H ; since G0 is open in G, H contains an open neighbourhood of e, and therefore it is open.
Groups and rings definable in d-minimal structures
Since cp(U ) is open if U is open, and indeed U is open, this condition is satisﬁed.
Bounding Betti Numbers of Sets Definable in O-Minimal Structures Over the Reals
When reading the string of opening parentheses we let m = copen at the beginning, process all opening parentheses, and before moving on to the next block we push [m, copen ] (where copen is updated value after reading the string of opening parentheses).
Streaming algorithms for recognizing nearly well-parenthesized expressions
Open circles correspond to the states B , D and E with x=1.34; open square, to the state A with x=1.17; and open triangle, to the state G with x=1.15.
Studies of concentration and temperature dependencies of precipitation kinetics in iron-copper alloys using kinetic monte carlo and stochastic statistical simulations
For instance, every monotone or starshaped polygon can be guarded using hidden open mobile (edge or diagonal) guards, but not necessarily with hidden open edge or hidden open diagonal guards.
Hidden Mobile Guards in Simple Polygons
Since a basis of open sets for the topology of C (R+ ) is formed by open balls of rational radii about piecewise linear functions connecting rational points, there exists a countable family G of open sets such that for every open set G there exists a sequence (On , n ≥ 1) ⊂ G such that 1On ↑ 1G pointwise as n → ∞.
Random walks with unbounded jumps among random conductances I: Uniform quenched CLT
In an environment ω , we say that a site x is open (closed ) if mini ω(x, ei ) < ε0 (≥ ε0 , resp.) and that an edge of Zd is open if its endpoints are open.
Diffusivity and Ballistic Behavior of Random Walk in Random Environment
For any topological group G, the irreducible ob jects which generate the topos Cont(G) are precisely the open subgroups which do not contain any proper open subgroups and which are contained in some conjugate of any open subgroup of G.
Topological Galois Theory
To check iv) If (M , m) /∈ W then continuity of f |[0,k) ensures U is open in [0, k) and, (since [0, k) is open in [0, k ]), U is open in [0, k ].
On generalized sequential spaces
If f is open, then ˆf is open just by the continuity of π : Proof of Proposition 29. embedding ˆY ×Y X in ˆY × X one veriﬁes easily that for open sets U ⊂ ˆY and V ⊂ X , one has ˆf ((U × V ) ∩ ( ˆY ×Y X )) = U ∩ π−1(f (V )) .
Finite sets in fibres of holomorphic maps
In terms of energies, this condition can be written as Ec,open ≪ Ec,closed , where Ec,open ≃ ¯h/τdwell is the Thouless energy of the open system.
Random-Matrix Theory of Quantum Transport
Also there is a certain amount of ﬂexibility built into the deﬁnition of topological ultraproduct; in that one may obtain an open base for the ultraproduct topology by taking open ultraboxes QD Ui , where, for each i ∈ I , the sets Ui range over an open base for the topology Ti .
A Survey of Ultraproduct Constructions in General Topology