open on (something)

open on (something)

To begin with some specific thing. The panel discussion opened on a debate about the proposed tax reform legislation. The film opens on a shot of the hero looking out over the valley at dusk.
See also: on, open

open (out) on(to) something

[for a building's doors] to exit toward something. The French doors opened out onto the terrace. The doors opened on a lovely patio.
See also: on, open