leave oneself wide open for

(redirected from leave oneself wide open to)

leave oneself wide open for something

 and leave oneself wide open to something
Fig. to invite criticism or joking about oneself; to fail to protect oneself from criticism or ridicule. Yes, that was a harsh remark, Jane, but you left yourself wide open to it. I can't complain about your joke. I left myself wide open for it.
See also: leave, open, wide