open to question

open to question

1. Inviting, vulnerable to, or demanding investigation, examination, or scrutiny. Whether or not this new policy is having the intended effect, however, is still open to question.
2. Willing to receive and respond to question, refutation, or scrutiny. That's what I think was the greatest era of filmmaking, but if you think I'm wrong, please let me know—I'm open to question. I'm always open to question, but be prepared to receive honest answers.
See also: open, question
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open to question

[an action or opinion] inviting question, examination, or refutation. Everything he told you is open to question and you should look into it.
See also: open, question
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Wolverhampton race was won in a slow time and I think it quite possible that all five of his rivals simply ran below their best so just what he achieved has to be open to question.
Whether it's kitsch appeal or musical merit is open to question, but this compilation collects together all the harmony vocal singles highlighted by Diane, I Believe and the group's UK hit version of Simon & Garfunkel's Sound Of Silence.
How this relates to parking a car - a task women famously struggle with, according to the stereotype - is open to question.
While agreeing that these two incidents are different, the claim that the council is a fair employer is very much open to question.
Your sincerity and your motives are always open to question, and political considerations often play a significant role.
Whether a charity has the fight to return a gift, especially after a tax donation has been claimed, is still open to question.
The Tories might also look at who is proffering the Melly makeover, none other than Christine Hamilton whose judgement on political matters might at the very least be described as open to question
Whether resources exist to construct and sustain this scheme is open to question. But the intervention is welcome in a space which has throughout its history been an uncertain mixture of car park, parade ground and shabby formal garden.
What is open to question, however, is how much The Impact of Race adds to this rich and formidable legacy.
* Time is running out for Gazette readers to quiz Angus Norman, EDF Energy managing director of generation, in our next Open To Question. If you want to ask a question send it to: Wind Farm - Open to Question, Evening Gazette, Borough Road, Middlesbrough TS1 3AZ, or you can e-mail: teespride@eveninggazette.co.uk
How much influence any one of them has on decision-making is open to question, but in general the Academy enjoys significant power.
His style is smooth and engaging, although how many general readers will want to wade through a 487-page book, regardless of its readability, remains open to question. Hoyle's knowledge of the northern society enables him to perceive clearly that the Pilgrimage was a series of revolts that differed regionally, socially, and economically.
Just how close Saddam Hussein was to being able to deliver effectively such horrific weapons is open to question. As it turns out he might have been further away than Western intelligence sources believed.
Arnesen's positive conclusions are open to question; the intransigence of white racism marks his narrative.
However, elevated concentrations of cadmium in urine can also be caused by renal dysfunction, and this potentially confounding factor has left open to question any results that imply a direct causal link between cadmium exposure and adverse kidney and bone effects.