open\ its\ doors

open\ its\ doors
v. phr.
1. To allow someone or something to enter or join; become open.

That college was started for women only, but a few years ago it opened its doors to men.

2. To begin doing business; open.

Proffitts Department Store is having a birthday sale; it first opened its doors fifty years ago this month.

Contrast: close its doors

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