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open season

noun
     
Related topics: Other Sports
open season [singular,uncountable]
1DSO British English the time each year when it is legal to kill particular animals, birds, or fish as a sport [≠ close season]
open season for
the open season for deer
2

open season (on somebody)

a time when a lot of people criticize someone, or a group of people:
It seems to be open season on politicians just now.

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