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English definition of “floodgates”


noun     /ˈflʌdɡeɪts/
open the floodgates (to/for sth) to allow a new situation or activity to develop and become very common : Changes being considered could open the floodgates and allow foreign markets to sell almost any stock to almost anyone in this country .
(Definition of floodgates noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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