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English definition of “lay someone open”

lay someone open

verb phrasal verb with lay  /leɪ/ (past tense and past participle laid  /leɪd/) us  
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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