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Meaning of "lay someone open" - American English Dictionary

lay someone open

phrasal verb with lay  us   /leɪ/ verb (past tense and past participle laid  /leɪd/ )
to put someone in a position where there is risk or danger, esp. of criticism: The Senator's remarks were unkind and laid him open to criticism.
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