open with


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open with someone or something

to begin a season, session, series, or performance with someone or something. The conference will open with a series of invited speakers. The performance opened with Donna, who played the flute.
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open with

Begin with, as in The concert season opens with the Symphony performing Mahler's Ninth. This idiom uses open in the sense of "begin," a usage dating from the late 1600s.
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