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Meaning of open season

o'pen sea'son

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a specific season or time of year when it is legal to catch or hunt for fish or game protected at all other times by the law.
  2. a period of time in which a person or thing is exposed to criticism, attack, or recrimination: Election year is open season on all incumbents.
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