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English definition of “open house”

open house

noun [U]    
a situation in which people welcome visitors at any time: We keep open house, so come and see us any time.Meeting peopleOfficial meetingsCelebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals US a time when a house or apartment that is being sold can be looked at by the publicMortgages and real estateRenting, hiring and hire purchase in general Renting property
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