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open the door for

1. Literally, to open a door for another person. Open the door for me, will you? I have my hands full right now. Now that I'm on crutches, I really appreciate it when people open the door for me.
2. To create an opportunity for someone or something. Female professors like you really opened the door for future generations of women scholars. Recent advancements in technology really opened the door for my latest invention to gain widespread acceptance.
See also: door, open

open the ˈdoor to/for somebody/something

provide somebody with the chance or opportunity to do something new, interesting, etc: Going to university opened the door to a whole new world for her.
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This opens the door for the next 50 other things,'' he said.
Opens the Door for Worldwide Marketing of First Generic Alternative to Standard-of-Care Medical Devices
Today's announcement opens the door for worldwide sales of the company's first product and the first generic alternatives to standard-of-care surgical implementation devices.
This opens the door for Pluristem to reach an annual market of approximately 100,000 clinical procedures.
Forward-looking statements in this release include that PLX-1 is intended to offer a breakthrough solution to improved engraftment during bone marrow transplants; that PLX-1 is expected to significantly improve the engraftment rate of HSCs; that its role is to improve the homing of hematopoietic stem cells and their lodgment into the patient; that PLX-1's novel approach creates a new playing field in which cells of mesenchymal origin play a central role; that PLX-I could become a mandatory adjuvant therapy to any methodology used in bone marrow transplants; and that this opens the door for Pluristem to reach an annual market of approximately 100,000 clinical procedures.
This new display opens the door for our customers with very high resolution requirements to immediately begin implementing prototype systems using high speed, low power, and rugged full-color OLED microdisplays," said Susan Jones, executive vice president and chief marketing and strategy officer, eMagin Corporation.
This advance opens the door for new ways of creating large, easy-to-view, life-like virtual images from very small packages.
The new collaboration between M-Systems and SanDisk opens the door for much more powerful and standardized applications to be developed across a wide range of products from multiple vendors and independent third party developers.
This partnership opens the door for hundreds of thousands of Macromedia Flash(TM) developers to build applications that take advantage of presence and other instant messaging features found in the AOL Instant Messenger and ICQ services.
Approval opens the door for global marketing authorization
Through this innovative technology, SMT opens the door for the next generation of broadband DWDM systems.