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floodgates

Edited by John Ayto

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

Third edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199543793
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727689
floodgates

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open the floodgates remove the last restraint holding back an outpouring of something powerful or substantial. 2001 Business Week Magazine

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Subjects: History of English

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