open-door policy

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open-door policy

1. A policy that one is always available to be of guidance, support, aid, or assistance whenever needed. Said especially by an employer or teacher to an employee or pupil. I know you've been going through some tough times lately, so if you ever need someone to talk to, I want you to know that I have an open-door policy. Mrs. Spencer is a great teacher, and she has an open-door policy if we ever have any questions or fall behind.
2. A governmental border policy that encourages immigration, tourism, trade, and investment. The country's population exploded in the 1980s after it implemented an open-door policy for foreign nationals seeking to establish permanent residence. Our aim is to have an open-door policy with our neighboring nations when it comes to imports and exports.
See also: policy
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