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open house

1. A condition, situation, or event in which a home is open and welcome to visitors at any time. We like to have an open house, so please just drop by whenever you like. It really threw the neighborhood off-kilter the way the Jeffersons kept open house, with people arriving and departing at all hours.
2. A time or state in which a house, apartment, or other residential building that is up for sale may be viewed by prospective buyers. We've been looking for weeks for the right house to buy, but there's an open house this Saturday for one that looks really promising.
3. A specified day in which an organization, especially a school, university, or business, is open for visitation, inspection, or evaluation by members of the public. Primarily heard in US. I wouldn't mind the open house at school so much if we didn't have to act like trained seals for the prospective parents.
See also: house, open

(keep) open ˈhouse

be willing to receive guests in your home at any time, and give them food, drink, etc: It was always open house at their place.
See also: house, open
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The results from last year's campaign showed that there was an increase in weekly unique visitors by 90% versus the weekly average, and that the 2004 Open House generated about 10,000 new subscriptions attributable to the effort.
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An open house is an excellent way for sellers to open their doors to as many people as possible to view their home, overcoming any possible restrictions around viewing availability.
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Sanborn says that the 400 sites in last year's open house attracted 6,000 visits, and the organizers are hoping for 9,000 in 2005.
The second drawing was another way to encourage those who did not join the day of the open house or couldn't make it, to attend our first meeting and experience the benefits of becoming a member firsthand.
The Open House centre for Jewish-Arab reconciliation in Ramie, Israel, was established 10 years ago to help heal the deep emotional wounds and distrust among Jews and Arabs.
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com)-- Recent studies show that when selling a home, whether you're a realtor or an individual trying to sell your home on the open market, having an open house is the worse way to get it sold.