leave (someone, something, or oneself) (wide) open to (something)

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leave (someone, something, or oneself) (wide) open to (something)

To make someone, something, or oneself vulnerable to something; to expose someone, something, or oneself vulnerable to something. These terms of service leave us wide open to lawsuits, so we need to update them right away. The judge agreed that the defendant's use of social media during the trial left him open to scrutiny by the prosecution.
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The sexy 19-year-old was brought in to replace Denise Van Outen as co-host with Johnny Vaughan (left, with Kelly), but her inexperience left her wide open to criticism.