an open invitation

an open invitation

1. An invitation to do something at any time or whenever someone is inclined. Just because I let your insufferable friend Paul to come over that one time doesn't mean he has an open invitation.
2. Something that provides an ostensible reason or excuse for someone to do something immoral or illegal. A lot of people fear that legalizing marijuana will create an open invitation for people to try, buy, or sell any drug they can think of.
See also: open
References in classic literature ?
Why, your every word and act was an open invitation to him, and he had not the sense to see it.
The choir has now issued an open invitation for those who enjoy singing to join them at an open rehearsal this coming Thursday.
BRENDAN RODGERS has an open invitation to give Spain coach Vincente Del Bosque a visit as he bids to get his new Liverpool team playing like European and World champions.
A TEESSIDE MP has issued an open invitation to water-intensive industries to move to our region.
Insp Neal Craig, said: "We want to remind people not to leave valuables on display in an empty car - it is an open invitation to thieves.
He had issued an open invitation on Twitter for people to join him in a bike ride in Dornoch, Sutherland.
WEST HAM have given David Beckham an open invitation to join them and are now thinking of extending the invitation to Lionel Messi.
Summary: Fabio Capello may no longer have a use for David Beckham but West Ham have sent the former England player an open invitation to join them.
Sgt Tim Evans, from Bournville police, said: "While it's nice to open doors and windows to get some fresh air in your home when the weather is nice, this can be an open invitation to burglars.
Armstrong, 37, issued an open invitation to riders via a Twitter post which read: "Hey Glasgow, Scotland
It was an open invitation for people who cannot reach home in time for iftar," said Al Mansouri.
Schumacher, who will test at the Circuit de Catalunya on Tuesday and Wednesday, has an open invitation from team boss Jean Todt to return to work with Ferrari at any time.
Michelle Elliott, director of child protection charity Kidscape said: "This is a reckless mistake which is an open invitation to thieves and paedophiles.
Fa cup hero Peter Sayer has received an open invitation to meet Dave Jones and the Cardiff City players ahead of tomorrow's third-round tie.
The former Celtic striker has an open invitation to join Villa for training, but he is not yet fit after the problem which handicapped him during his recent brief stay at Birmingham City.