be pushing at an open door

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be pushing at an open door

To be able to easily achieve victory or a desired outcome because it is supported by a majority of people. Primarily heard in UK. Many assumed that the candidate's seemingly outlandish views would be quickly and decisively dismissed by the population, but it turns out that, in many parts of the country, he was pushing at an open door.
See also: door, open, pushing

be pushing at an open door

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be pushing against an open door

BRITISH
If someone is pushing at an open door or is pushing against an open door, they are finding it very easy to achieve their aims. Investors in slave ships had better places to put their money. Reformers, in effect, were pushing at an open door. Congress will give him what he wants. It's like pushing against an open door.
See also: door, open, pushing