Hello my dear masters,
Would you please tell me the meaning of these terms?Would you please tell me how to use them,if they are common?
1)An open book.
2)In the open.
3)Open and shut case.
6)Go one better.
Thanks in advance,
1)An open book - for everyone to see and examine, no secrets there."My life is an open book" - I am not hiding anything, everyone can have a look and examine my life.
2)In the open - it's public knowledge.
3)Open and shut case- case/problem whose solution is obvious.
4)Open ended- with no planned finish until some sort of agreement is reached:
"Blair conitnues with his open ended discussions with the British Muslim community". The discussions will end when they find a solution to the terrorist problem.
5)Open letter -addressed to a particular person but published for the public eye ( ex. a letter to the editor)
6)Go one better.[/B] - outdo[/B]