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be wide open

1. To have many possible outcomes or options available. With so many outstanding teams in the playoffs this year, the field is wide open. Now that you have your degree, the future's wide open to you!
2. slang In sports, to be far away from defenders and available to easily receive a pass. Come one, pass it to me, I'm wide open! Didn't you see that your receiver was wide open?
3. slang To be overrun with crime. Our city used to be wide open, until the new police commissioner and started getting criminals off the streets.
See also: open, wide

be wide open

if a game or a competition is wide open, any of the people who are competing can win because they are all equally good At this stage, with only four points separating the six top teams, the championship is still wide open.
See also: open, wide