open to criticism

open (oneself) (up) to criticism

1. To do something that leaves oneself vulnerable to criticism from others. Don't ever openly or directly admit that you've done something wrong while you're in a leadership position, or you'll just open yourself to criticism from all sides. The prime minister has really been opening herself up to criticism with the way she's been backpedaling on her positions recently.
2. To allow others to give one criticism. You'll never improve as a writer if you don't open yourself up to criticism more.
See also: criticism, open

open to criticism

1. Able to be criticized by others. All art is open to criticism. We should never say we can't critique something just because it is a "masterpiece."
2. Willing to receive and listen to criticism. Would you mind reading this short story I wrote? I really want to improve my writing, so I'm open to criticism!
See also: criticism, open

open to criticism

vulnerable to criticism. Anything the president does is open to criticism.
See also: criticism, open
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In addition, a leader should always be open to criticism, not silencing dissent.
And while she thinks it is great that the senator is 'as outspoken as he is,' she added, 'But by the same token, he needs to be open to criticism from others, too.'
Be open to criticism and don't hang us for criticising you.
PTI's central Information Secretary Fawad Ch told The Nation that blueprint of the action plan will be ready in the next fifteen days and open to criticism by the public at large.
The inability to respond effectively to media requests or emerging stories would risk damage to the reputation of the relevant body and lay the government open to criticism on some key proprietary and standards safeguards.
Uhuru also asked judicial officers, including Maraga, to grow thick skins and be open to criticism of all nature.
Mr Al Zayani said he was open to criticism but explained that negative comments on social media did more damage than good.
His Highness the Prime Minister noted that he keeps abreast of what circulates on social media, saying that all political leaders should be open to criticism. On the government's relationship with the National Assembly, His Highness the Prime Minister said that the aim is to "establish a relationship founded on trust and we have been fortunate to maintain cordial ties with Parliament Speakers." Meanwhile, Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak said that the process of appointing ministers is not an easy one and all those chosen are deemed fit for the position.
Notably omitted from the final statement was a blanket condemnation of anti-Zionism, removed after faculty and various student groups rejected the conflation of anti-Zionism with religious bigotry, insisting that Zionism, as a political doctrine, remain open to criticism. An accompanying report now condemns "anti-Semitic forms of anti-Zionism."
"We are open to criticism but if you present insulting the president as carrying out politics, there will of course be consequences," he told a news conference on Friday.
He also wanted to weed out the students who weren't open to criticism. He knew if they couldn't deal with the pressure to excel in his class, they would never be able to deal with the pressures of writing for a living.
"Maybe it leaves me open to criticism. You've got to remember that every time I lose a race, people start saying it's the end of me.
Using Vorm without having given him recent match practice would leave the former Espanyol and Southampton boss open to criticism if the 31-year-old drops a clanger at Wembley.
Arsenal's shortcomings have left Wenger open to criticism on multiple fronts and the Frenchman faces some tough decisions.
Immigration brings so much to this country, and always has (even the Vikings and Normans, although their initial introduction methods are open to criticism).