Meaning of “lay someone open” in the English Dictionary


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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.

(Definition of “lay someone open” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)