throw open (something) to (someone or something)

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throw open (something) to (someone or something)

To provide access to something to a particular person, group, etc. Often used in the passive. We plan to throw open the position to applicants as early as next week. The formerly private club was thrown open to the general public after the management change.
See also: open, throw
References in classic literature ?
Mimi, towards whom the draught from the open door wafted the smoke, rose up choking, and ran to the inner door, which she threw open to its fullest extent, disclosing on the outside a curtain of thin silk, fixed to the doorposts.