(one's) door is always open

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(one's) door is always open

1. 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 my door is always open. Mrs. Spencer is a great teacher, and her door is always open if we ever have any questions or fall behind. You know my door is always open, Lauren. Come on in and tell me what's going on.
2. One's home is always available as a place where someone can visit, rest, recuperate, etc. It was so nice to see you, Janice! If you're ever in town again, please remember that our door is always open! I'm sorry to hear about what happened. My door is always open if you need some place to stay while you get back on your feet. Stop by any time—our door is always open!
See also: always, door, open
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While stating he could be ready to extend his deal at Bolton, the Nigerian captain added: ``My door is always open.