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open house

noun
     
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open house
1 [countable] American EnglishSE a day when a school or organization invites the public to come in and see the work that is done there:
Parents are invited to attend the open house next Thursday.
2 [uncountable] British English if it is open house at someone's home, people are always welcome to visit at any time:
He kept open house for a wide range of artists and writers.
3 [countable] a party at someone's house that you can come to at any time during a particular period:
We're having an open house Sunday, noon to 5pm.
4 [countable] American EnglishBB an occasion when someone who is selling their house lets everyone who is interested in buying it come to see it

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